Vengaya Thogayal


Thogayal is one of the quick Rice Accompaniments. Rice, thogayal and sesame oil taste heavenly. Even if you don’t find time to cook side dish, sutta Appalam goes well with Thogayal. There are a variety of thogayal options available, but mild sweetness in Onion thogayal is some thing I love. It goes well this Milagu Kuzhambu

Preparation time : 5 minutes | Cooking time : 10 minutes


Onion – 3, big roughly chopped

Urad dal – 1/3 cup

Red chillies – 4 (Adjust according to your taste)

Tamarind –  small piece or 1/2 tsp tamarind paste

Coconut – 1/4 cup

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Coconut oil – 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig


• Add little oil to pan and cook urad dal and red chilli till urad dal is golden brown. Keep aside

• Add onion and remaining oil to the same pan and cook till they are translucent. Add coconut and saute for a minute and switch off. Transfer it to plate containing urad dal and red chilli

• Allow this to cool and grind this along with tamarind and salt into a smooth paste. If required sprinkle little water

• In a pan add oil and items under “to temper” and let them splutter. Add it to the thogayal


My Notes:

  • Shallots can be added instead of big onion
  • Add more water to make it chutney of your desired consistency



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27 thoughts on “Vengaya Thogayal

  1. Aviya | Traditionally Modern Food March 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM Reply

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  2. Francesca Trucco December 22, 2014 at 8:58 AM Reply

    I am not sure if you will post again within Christmas but I wanted to thank you for your always interesting receipts , wishing a Merry Christmas.

  3. Shobha December 20, 2014 at 10:38 PM Reply

    Easy & delicious thogayal………….love to have it with idli or appam.

  4. For The Love of Ghee December 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM Reply

    Issues not know much about cooking south Indian food and I’m learning a lot from your blog. Thanks 🙂

  5. sindhoooo December 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM Reply

    It seems to be a combination of uddina chatney and onion chatney we prepare in Dakshina Kannada… Wow! I’m going to try this 🙂 Thank you Vidya… TC! Keep smiling 🙂

  6. Sindhiya December 17, 2014 at 4:30 AM Reply

    A quick and tasty thogayal…Yummy!!!

  7. Liz December 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM Reply

    looks like great comfort food!

  8. Malar December 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM Reply


  9. tortadellafiglia December 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM Reply

    looks super yummy!

  10. rishabberi December 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM Reply

    Looks delicious …..

  11. Praveen @ Awesome Cuisine December 16, 2014 at 5:51 AM Reply

    Lovely.. My fav dish.

  12. Chitra Jagadish December 16, 2014 at 2:20 AM Reply

    Wow I love onion chutney- flavorsome dip…. 🙂

  13. srividhya December 15, 2014 at 11:54 PM Reply

    Comfort food.. anything with sutta appalam is heavenly

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