Vengaya Thogayal (onion thogayal)

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Vengaya Thogayal
Photo Courtesy: Aarthi (my sister)

Vengaya Thogayal.. My sister, Kamala Paati and mom make this thogayal really well. Here is their recipe


4 tbsp urad dal , 1 tbsp channa dal
1 cup chopped onions
3 red chillies
2 green chillies
2 curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp oil
1 marble sized tamarind
salt to taste
3 dashes hing

Add some oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing. Add urad dal and roast well till golden brown. Add the chillies. When well roasted, transfer to mixie. Grind this to a dry powder first. Again add oil in a kadai, saute the chopped onions. When golden and glassy, transfer to a mixie.
Grind onions and the powder together with salt and tamarind to a coarse thogayal like paste by adding water carefully.
Serve with hot rice and gingely oil/ghee

Note: Onions should be crispy. Do not grind too much and make the paste very smooth. Crunchy onions bits is the highlight of this thogayal.


Shyam said...


I tried this and it came out excellent! Thanks!

Best Regards

kittymatti said...

wow! So sweet, thnx!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i am gonna try this now.. will let u know how it came.

kittymatti said...


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

just had this for lunch... it was sooo yummy preethi. this recipe is a keeper. i will make it more often. thanks.

kittymatti said...

i must thank my sister Aarthi for the recipe! Thanks a million mahimaa for trying it!!

Preetha Gopal said...

Good job Preethi,saw couple of your other videos too.All of them are easy to do(hopefully!!!) and could hear your little one in one of them.Good try,keep it up.Will try your recipes and give my comments.

kittymatti said...

thanks P:reetha, very sweet of u!

Anonymous said...

Tried, came out exactly as given, tasty too. Thanks Vijay, Muscat

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