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
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 to 7 Onion - medium sized
  • 10 - 12 chillies Dried red
  • 1 tsp pepper Whole
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds /vendayam
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chilly Red powder- or more (if you want it more spicier)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Hing- ( I did not add)
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 to 7 Onion - medium sized
  • 10 - 12 chillies Dried red
  • 1 tsp pepper Whole
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds /vendayam
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chilly Red powder- or more (if you want it more spicier)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Hing- ( I did not add)
Instructions
  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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22 thoughts on “Vengaya/Onion thokku”

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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….

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