Vengaya Thuvayal(Onion Thugayal)

Normally we do sambar and other varieties of kuzhambu very often which uses tamarind, dal and sometimes coconut. Sometimes I feel bored of using these and really wanted to do some light dishes. Immediately Thuvayal comes to my mind. Onion thugayal is one variety which I love to make as I always love to have spicy dish. Onion Thugayal with Bittergourd/Ladysfinger fry or with simple sutta appalam/Pappad great combination for our appetite.

Vengaya Thuvayal(Onion Thugayal)
Vengaya Thuvayal(Onion Thugayal)

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins


SaltTo Taste
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Urid Dal2 teaspoon
Red Chillies
TamarindSmall Goesberry size
Oil1 teaspoon

  1. Peel the onions and chop it to bigger pieces

  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds

  3. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urid dal and fry till it becomes golden brown color

  4. Remove the fried urid dal and mustard seeds and keep it aside. Add red chillies to the pan and fry them in oil for 20 seconds. Take care to fry the chillies as they tend to become black very quickly. Take the fried chillies in a mixer

  5. Now add chopped onions to the oil in the pan and fry it 

  6. Switch off the flame when the onions are sauted nicely and they turn transparent. The reason why we saute nicely is to get rid of the raw smell of onions 

  7. Grind the fried chillies along with tamarind and salt in a mixer to a nice powder

  8. Now add the saute onions to the mixer. We need to grind the onions before grinding the dal as the saute onions will be ground to a smooth paste, but thugayal should not be too smooth

  9. Just grind it once or twice so that the onions are ground in the mixer. Even if we have some small bits of onions we can leave them. Biting these bits of onions are so delicious

  10. Finally add urid dal and mustard which we fried to the mixer 

  11. Just give a pulse or two to break the dals coarsely

  12. The spicy Vengaya Thuvayal(Onion Thugayal) is ready to serve with plain rice with ghee/Gingelly oil. We can serve with Lady's finger fry/sutta appalamVengaya Thuvayal(Onion Thugayal)

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this is my favorite chutney, looks yummy.

Spill the Spices

Yummmy....i love ths and tdy in my aftr noon lunch this thogayal is thr for love it too



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