Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thenga/Coconut Thogayal

Thogayal is an ultimate comfort food for me! Its super easy to make and a good welcome change from the usual sambhar's. After a long day or after a long journey, when you are hungry and need something tasty 'quickly', this is the saver :). Amma would prepare this, make garlic rasam & vazhakai(raw banana) karamedu and i would love it...

Coconut/Thenga Thogayal

1. Coconut - 1/2 cup
2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3. Urad dal - 2 tbsp
4. Red Chillies - 4-5
5. Tamarind - pea size
6. Hing - a pinch
7. Salt - to taste
8. Oil - 1-2 tsp

Preparation Time!!
1. In a pan, take oil and once warm, add mustard seeds
2. Once it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies and hing. Saute till it turns light brown
3. Remove from flame, cool it and transfer to a blender
4. Add coconut ( You can use fresh or frozen.I used frozen one) and tamarind, salt and enough water and make a smooth paste

1. Don't increase the quantity of mustard seeds. Excess will make the dish bitter!

Told you it was super easy :). Take hot rice, add little ghee and mix this and have it with curry or papad and enjoy!

Serving : 2 people
Duration : 15 minutes

Sending this to Umm's 'Anyone Can cook: Series 39' event!


  1. Replies
    1. thanks jay :). I am unable to open ur blog :( some ads open & thats about it!

  2. Thogayal looks perfect, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)


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