Thursday, February 02, 2012

Vengaya Thogaiyal

Simple and Quick Vengaya Thogaiyal is a South Indian side dish that goes well with Rotis, Plain steamed rice, or Curd rice.

What you need:

Mixer / Mixie
Ten minutes kitchen time

  • Onions - 2, cut into pieces. You don't have to bother cutting them into small pieces.
  • Ural Dal - 1 spoonful
  • Mustard seeds - half tea spoon
  • Red Chilly - 2
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tamarind - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tea spoonful

How to make Vengaya Thogaiyal:
  1. Heat oil in a pan in medium flame.
  2. Add Mustard seeds.  After a few seconds add the Urad Dal as well.
  3. As the mustard seeds splitter, add the red chillies.
  4. Gently fry the Urad Dal until it turns golden brown.
  5. Add the onion pieces into the pan and fry gently until the color changes to pink or brownish pink.
  6. Beware of the charring of the Urad Dal or onion. If need be, switch off the flame and continue frying, so you save the Urad Dal from turning black.
  7. Transfer the contents of the pan onto a plate and wait for ten minutes. The contents need to cool off a bit so they are ready to be ground well into a paste.
  8. Grind them well in your mixer along with salt and tamarind. If you like, add curry leaves also along with the mix.

1 comment:

Priya H said...

Since when you became a food blogger :)
Ya onion thogaiyal is always a handy side dish.

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