Friday, July 5, 2013

Coconut Thogayal Recipe - Thengai Thogayal for rice

Coconut Thogayal Recipe
Amma makes Thengai Thogayal(Coconut Thogayal) one with coriander leaves and this one with tamarind...I like both versions....thogayal recipes are always handy for a lazy day lunch and it pairs well with just plain rice or even any variety rice. You have leftover thogayal add little water,temper and you get a chutney for dosa idli...yes this is what I do :)
Thengai Thogayal(Coconut Thogayal)

Coconut Thogayal Recipe - Ingredients

Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Hing - a small pinch
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste


  1. Heat oil - add urad dal and red chillies fry till golden brown.Then add tamarind,hing and fry for 2mins.Then add coconut.Coconut Thogayal Recipe - Step1
  2. Saute till moisture leaves and slightly browned. Transfer this to a mixer,add required salt, little water and grind it to a semi coarse paste.Coconut Thogayal Recipe - Step2
Serve it with hot steamed rice and rasam and papad - awesome combo!
Thengai Thogayal for rice

My Notes:

  • You can also use a tsp of chana dal and pepper for varaition.
  • Thogayal is always thick and the texture should be semi coarse not too smooth.So adjust water accordingly.
  • You can temper mustard seeds if you prefer.
  • Adding tamarind adds a nice tangy flavour which I like the most.
Rice with Thengai Thogayal

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I am very passionate about cooking and always try new things, I closely follow your page on fb, you are not only amazing cooking but a great mentor too, love the way you pictorially depict steps and your tips are very helpful ... I am a professional photographer too, so you're pics of dishes equally impress me ... May you keep this going... You are the best :)

  2. Never heard abt this but sounds good ! Clicks are awesome as usual.

  3. Oh yum!!! Loved the presentation :)

  4. my fav too...i want drooling

  5. hi habibi...I am a regular follower of your blog. And this one is my fav too. Since I also come from the same town, I can relate with many of ur recipes. good work

  6. Color is nice my mom also does this way I love it.

  7. Hi...I think it should coriander seeds instead of urad dhal? Am I right?

  8. the clicks.. and the thogayal looks delish..

  9. My family's fav one and i make it very often. nice clicks.

  10. A easy & simple accompaniment for lunch or kanji :) Love this one !!

  11. My all time favorite, love the clicks


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