Mudakathan Chutney


Mudakarthan also known is Balloon Vein leaves in English is a herb used for treating Arthritis and joint pains.Not many like the taste of Mudakathaan for it is so bitter.Even I had a strong aversion for this herb but now have started to take them especially for its healthy benefits.You can try to include them at least once a month along with coconut ,tamarind and some dhalls .So that the strong taste of this Mudakathaan herb subsides easily.
So many healthy dishes can be prepared with Mudakathan like rasam,kootu,dosai,idly and many more but the easiest way to incorporate them is to make Chutney.I have shared here a simple chutney recipe,do make this healthy chutney for your family and serve with idly or dosai.





1/4 cup mudakathaan (balloon vein herb)

1/2 cup grated coconut

3 dried red chilies

2-3 cloves of garlic

1 & 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp urad dhal

A pea sized tamarind

Salt to taste

Water as required


Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and saute the mudakathaan for 7 mins in low flame.Transfer them to a plate and let it cool.

saute for 10 mins

In the same pan add 1/2 tbsp sesame oil and saute grated coconut,tamarind,dried red chilies and garlic for 2 mins in medium flame.Add the mudakathaan to this mixture and let it cool.

saute other ingredents

Add them to your mixie with salt,water and grind it to a fine paste.Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp sesame oil in a small pan,add mustard seeds and urad dhal.When it sputters add it to the chutney.


Serve the Mudakathan Chutney with Idly or Dosai.

mudakarthaan keerai chutney


Saute the mudakathan in sesame oil for 5-7 mins in low flame to reduce the bitterness of the herb.

You can fry a tbsp of bengal gram in oil and add it while grinding the chutney to lower the bitter taste.


9 thoughts on “Mudakathan Chutney

  1. Hi swapna, in kannada what do you say for mudakathan leaves, do we find them in the market, is it easily available


    1. Hi Suneetha,you can get them easily in the market and they called by these names in Kanada (agniballi/ bekkinatoddinaballi/ erumballi)..Their leaves look so much like neem leaves..They are used in Siddha medicine for treating joint pains…


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