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.

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Vengaya/Onion thokku Yum
Course side dish

south indian
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
  1. 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.
  2. You can serve this with dosas or even rotis or as a bread spread. But we love it with curd rice.
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  1. Yummy thokku 🙂 I love this one 🙂

  2. can v stored it in the fridge?

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

  4. Delicious thokku!US Masala

  5. Priya Suresh

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

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. I didn’t taste onion tokku yet, looks delicious!

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

  9. Sowmya Madhavan

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

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

  11. Balakrishna Saraswathy

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

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

  13. jeyashrisuresh

    thokku looks very delicious .best combo fo dosa

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

  15. sanjeeta kk

    Love to try this onion chutney.Lite Bite

  16. 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….

  17. rekhas kitchen

    Perfect for dosas looks mouthwatering…

  18. Divya Kudua

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

  19. Krishnaveni

    my fav thokku, looks great for curd rice, yummy

  20. Simple and delicious, love it !

  21. Nivedhitha Arvind

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

  22. Sowmya Madhavan

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


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