Thengai Thogayal Recipe (Spicy and Tangy Coconut Chutney)
Thengai Thogayal also known as the Tangy and Spicy Coconut Chutney is different from the regular chutney that you have along with the idlis and dosas. The thogayal recipe is made with roasted ingredients urad dal, red chilies, and curry leaves when ground along with tamarind into a paste along with the coconut gives a fresh aroma that makes it simply delicious. Thogayals are typically mixed with rice and eaten. The Thengai Thogayal can also be eaten with dosa, idli or any other way you choose to eat it.
Other Thogayal recipes that you can try are:
- 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 2 teaspoons White Urad Dal (Split)
- 5 Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
- 3 Dry Red Chillies
- 10 Curry leaves
- 30 grams Tamarind , small lemon sized ball Ingredients for Seasoning:
- 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 2 Dry Red Chillies
- 3-4 Curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon Oil , for tempering
- Salt , to taste
How to make Thengai Thogayal Recipe (Spicy and Tangy Coconut Chutney)
To begin making the Thengai Thogayal recipe, in a small pan; roast the fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and urad dal until it releases a roasted aroma and slightly browned.
Now grind the roasted ingredients, the grated coconut,the tamarind and curry leaves together until it forms a smooth paste. Check the salt levels of the Thengai Thogayal and adjust to suit your taste.
Heat a little oil in a tadka pan; add mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Allow it to crackle and the red chillies to roast. Add the seasoning to the Thengai Thogayal.