Traditional South Indian Vengaya Thogayal Recipe

Welcome to our blog! Today, we will be sharing with you a delicious and traditional recipe from South Indian cuisine – Vengaya Thogayal.

This recipe is a flavorful and aromatic side dish that is made with onions and a blend of spices. It is usually served as a condiment alongside rice dishes, but it can also be enjoyed as a dip or spread.

Not only is this recipe tasty, but it is also incredibly easy to make. In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on preparing Vengaya Thogayal at home.

So, if you are a fan of South Indian food or are simply looking to add some new flavors to your meals, this recipe is definitely for you!

Vengaya Thogayal Recipe


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chili peppers
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water
Vengaya Thogayal Recipe
Vengaya Thogayal Recipe


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cumin and mustard seeds to the pan and let them sizzle for a few seconds until they pop.
  3. Add the chopped onions and dried red chili peppers to the pan and sauté until the onions are softened and lightly browned.
  4. Add the grated coconut and salt to the pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes until the coconut is lightly toasted.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and add the water. Blend until you have a smooth paste.
  6. Serve the Vengaya Thogayal as a condiment with rice dishes, or enjoy it as a dip or spread. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Note: You can adjust the spiciness of this recipe by using more or fewer dried red chili peppers. You can also add a small piece of tamarind for a hint of sourness. Enjoy!

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