Pudina Shorba


Mint or Pudina is a flavour I like to add to whatever dishes I can. Mint, be it fresh or dried, has a strong flavour and makes its presence felt beautifully even when added in small quantities. My go-to recipes for a fresh bunch of mint leaves is either mint rice or raita. So an almost desperate need was felt to expand my repertoire of mint recipes and what better than to include a soup. I always assumed that a mint soup should be a cold one but this pudina shorba is a warm soup and delightful one at that. It takes off from where the raita ends and with some additional ingredients and flavours makes it a real treat to enjoy. So here goes –

Serves 3

Recipe adapted from here.


Curds                          1 1/2 cups

Gram flour                1 tbsp

Mint leaves               small bunch

Green chillies           2

Black peppercorns   8

Cumin seeds              1 tsp

Ginger                           1″

Fresh cream               1/3 cup




  • Mix the curds and gram flour. Add a cup of water and whisk well so that no lumps are formed
  • Wash and chop the mint leaves, green chillies and ginger
  • Powder the peppercorns. Roast the cumin seeds
  • Blend the mint leaves, chillies, ginger and cumin seeds to a coarse mixture
  • Heat the curd mixture and once it is warm add the mint mixture, salt and crushed peppercorns
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Take it off the heat and add the fresh cream
  • Serve hot
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. That is an interesting blend of curd, gram flour and spices. Looks yum..

  2. A flavorful blend of curds, mint and besan!

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Omg, can smell the flavor of this shorba rite from my lappy screen, beautiful shorba.

  4. srividhya says:

    perfect coolant.. yummy shorba

  5. usha says:

    Mint shorba is new to me. I do use mint but never tried this way. Nice recipe.

  6. I would love to grab this bowl..it has excellent flavors. In fact I make a chutney on similar lines..wow..

  7. Kalyani says:

    curd, gram flour, and mint in a soup ! wow 🙂 totally floored ! I make pudina thayir pachadi similarly of course without heating the curd or using cream.

  8. Suma Gandlur says:

    That is one interesting version of soup using mint leaves. I don’t get to use mint leaves in my kitchen as the other adult at home can’t stand it’s smell somehow.

  9. I have never made a soup with mint leaves. Your version sure looks inviting!

  10. Pavani says:

    Creamy and delicious mint soup. Love all the ingredients in there.

  11. Yummy blend of curds, mint Love it perfect for mint lovers in my place.

  12. I am imaginig how flavorful this soup must be. Looks so delicious.

  13. That is very interesting with curd, spices and mint. Didn’t it curdle while boiling, intriguing,i m going to try this shorba!!!

  14. Srivalli Jetti says:

    So so interesting man…I love shorbas..and this one sounds very inviting!

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