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Arusuvai Thuvaiyal | Healthy condiment with all 6 tastes

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Arusuvai Thuvaiyal

Choose organic ingredients whenever possible

Makes: 3/4 cup

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Fresh Indian Gooseberries – 4 (Roughly chop)
  • Curry Leaves – 1/4 cup (Loosely packed)
  • Fresh Mint – 1/4 cup (Loosely packed
  • Fresh Tulsi/Holy basil – 7
  • Neem flower – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Cilantro – 6 sprigs
  • Sweet Tamarind water – 1/4 cup (Squeezed from a 3″pc sweet tamarind)
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ghee – 1 tsp

Get Started:

  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds pop, add all the ingredients and saute well.
  • Cook it covered on low flame till the gooseberries turn soft. It takes around 5-7 mins)
  • Remove from flame and let it come to warm temperature.
  • Add water as needed and grind it into a fine paste.

Healthy and tasty Thuvaiyal is ready! Serve it as a condiment for rice, dosa or idli.


Always have this thuvaiyal freshly made and try to consume it within 4 hrs of preparation to get its full benefits(without loosing its Prana). I DO NOT recommend storing this and consuming later.


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