Vallarai Thuvaiyal

Vallarai keerai or Centella Asiatica is a wonderful herb mainly used for improving memory. It is always better to use these fresh leaves in our food than taking as capsules. This chutney can be used as a spread for breads or masal dosa or it can be used as a side for any rice varieties, idli or dosa. We can serve this chutney to children or teens while they prepare for competitive exams & also to aging parents with decreased memory; we can surely see them with improved memory after including this chutney regularly in their diet.


  1. Vallarai Keerai – 1 bunch (please refer the image for quantity)
  2. Red chillies – 6 Nos.
  3. Black gram (karuppu ulundhu)- 1 tbsp
  4. Tamaraind (puli) – please refer the image for quantity
  5. Salt – 1 tsp
  6.  Oil – 2 tsp


  • Wash & chop vallarai keerai.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil & saute vallarai for few min.
  • Transfer to a bowl and allow them to cool.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil & fry red chillies & black gram till they are roasted.
  • In a mixer-grinder jar add red chillies & black gram and grind into a powder.
  • Add vallarai, tamarind & salt and grind into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer vallarai thuvaiyal to a container & it can be refrigerated for a week.
  • Serve with bread, idli, dosa or any rice varieties.

Please Note: We can replace vallarai with thoothuvalai, pirandai, etc. and prepare thuvaiyal.


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