It’s a very simple, easy to prepare, old generation, Tamil home chutney, which doesn’t require much time or any fire. Taking even a small pinch of this gives much result to consume a large amount of food. It is better to grind this thuvaiyal by using an ammikkal (ammi – kuzhavi combination), a manual grinding stone to obtain a smooth paste.
Method of preparation:
- Grind smooth qty 4 red chilies
- Add lemon sized tamarind and grind smooth
- Add a few curry leaves and grind
- Add a pinch of salt and grind
- Remove from Aattukkallu (Ammikkallu or simply ammi).
Grind all together if you use a mixer-grinder.
This thuvaiyal can be had with any food like rice, chapatti, puri (poori), pongal, purotta (parantha). It enhances the intake of food item.
Pazhaiya soru / pazhang kanji / palaiya sadam / pahala bath, keppai kanji, kambang kanji, varagang kanji etc were being eaten with this amma thuvaiyal or mamiyar thuvaiyal satisfactorily in the recent past.
Thirumathi N. Dhanalakshmi, an old lady, aged about 72 is the wife of 82 years old Thiru M. Natarajan Achari, a famous and reputed tinsmith of Pudupatti (PON. Puduppatti, Ponnamaravathi / Ponnamaravathy, Pudukkottai district of Tamilnadu, India) .His workmanship is always highly appreciated. At present this very old couple could not work hard and live in this world with struggle due to their old age problems.