Vallarai Thuvayal/Brahmi leaves chutney

Vallarai thuvayal/Brahmi leaves chutney

Vallarai is otherwise known as memory booster. Including this greens once a week in our diet, helps us to  improve our memory power. This is of immense benefit especially to school-going children and college students.I have read in many articles that,Vallarai has fantastic health benefits and having wonderful brain boosting abilities,my mother also used to feed us by saying this during our school days.

Instead of using the supplements and Vallarai tablets, Vallarai can be used in many forms in our regular diet or at least once in a week as,Sambar,Koottu,Chuttney or in fresh juice form is really good.

This Thuvayal or Chutney is very tasty when we mix with plain cooked rice,matches with Idly or Dosa too.

Vllarai chutney
Vallarai chutney

Some health benefits about this Vallarai:

1.Maintains youthful vigour and strength

2. It improves improves memory, voice, physical stamina, complexion and digestive capacity of the body.

3. The herb is also good for diabetics and people suffering from anaemia.

4. It finds its use also in cosmetics as an ingredient in face creams and anti-wrinkle creams.


Vallarai firmly packed -1 cup or 50 gms

Shallots-5 to 7 nos

Garlic-3 pods

Green chilli-1

Red chilli-3nos

Coconut grated 1/4 of a coconut

Tamarind-a coin size

Salt-1/2 tsp

To temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Channa dal-1/2 tsp

Asafoetida/Hing-1/2 tsp


Method to prepare:

Clean Vallarai leaves, collect the top leafy portion,Peel Onion and Garlic.

Heat pan with oil, temper with  the above mentioned ingredients.

Add Onion,Garlic and Green chilli saute well,add vallarai leaves saute till it gets cooked.

Add Coconut,Salt and Tamarind, mix and switch off.


When it comes to completely at normal temperature grind and serve.

Vallarai Thuvayal
Vallarai Thuvayal

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