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Jan 24, 2011

Vengaya/Onion thokku

        Thokku is a kind of pickle where the vegetable/fruit is mashed well, cooked in oil  and seasoned with suitable spices. Raw mango and tomato thokku are the most popular forms of thokku. The 'grand sweets ' thokku varieties has become so popular these days. They are so irresistable and the favourite at our place is their onion thokku. I tried to recreate something similar. We enjoyed it with rice, chapatis ,dosas and everything else. So I think I was certainly successful to some extent. Try it and you will fall in love with it just like us.
vengaya/onion thokku
Ingredients-
Onion- 6 to 7 medium sized
Dried red chillies-10-12
Whole pepper- 1tsp
Fenugreek seeds/vendayam- 1/4tsp
Tamarind pulp- 2tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Sesame oil- 1/2 cup
Red chilly powder- 1tsp or more (if you want it more spicier)
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Salt- 2tsp
Hing- 1/4 tsp( I did not add)

Method-
  Chop the onions and grind it to a smooth paste. Dry roast the dried red chillies,fenugreek seeds and whole pepper. Cool and grind it to a fine powder. Now heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and hing. When it crackles, add the onion paste along with the ground powder. Add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add the tamarind pulp. Keep stirring till the mixture becomes very thick. It will take around 25 -30 minutes. You will see some oil on the top.Your thokku is ready.
     You can serve this with dosas or even rotis or as a bread spread. But we love it with curd rice.

22 comments:

Nithya said...

Yummy thokku :) I love this one :)

Jaya said...

can v stored it in the fridge?

notyet100 said...

new for me ,looks deliicous,..and ya ur right this will go perfect with curd rice,..

aipi said...

Delicious thokku!

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Priya said...

I can have this onion thokku with crispy dosas and soft idlies..

Laavanya said...

I brought back big bottles of grand sweets thokku as well.. even my daughter loves them all - tomato, onion and curry leaves. Sounds like a yummy recipe! :)

Cham said...

I didn't taste onion tokku yet, looks delicious!

Sangi said...

yummy vengaya thokku.. would love it with hot dosa..

sowmya's creative saga said...

@jaya- yes you can store it in fridge and it will be ok for atleast 2-3 weeks..

Jaishree said...

I have not tasted onion thokku yet.Thokku looks delicious will try your version:)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I can have this with steaming white rice any time of the day...looks mouth-watering:)

jayasree said...

Delicious thokku..Few months back, I tried from another blogger. Loved it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

thokku looks very delicious .best combo fo dosa

Prathibha said...

Love all the thokku's..they r handy when nothing 2 eat with...looks yumm

sanjeeta kk said...

Love to try this onion chutney.

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sujanya said...

i remember us having finished the entire bottle of the grand sweets onion thokku at ur place...this thokku made by you looks simply superb...want to taste...try making chutney sandwitch with this thokku...will be super tasty...my mouth is watering...yummmm....

rekhas kitchen said...

Perfect for dosas looks mouthwatering...

Divya Kudua said...

I love onion thokku and can have infinite dosas if paired with this!!

Krishnaveni said...

my fav thokku, looks great for curd rice, yummy

Usha said...

Simple and delicious, love it !

Nivedhitha Arvind said...

i tried this today..had some bitterness..what can be done to avoid this

Sowmya Madhavan said...

Was it because of the fenugreek seeds? Small quantity of it is okay unless u have added more of it.

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