Onion Thokku | Chinna vengayam Thokku
A popular thokku ( pickle ) variety is the chinna vengayam ( shallots ) thokku, spicy tangy , it can perk up the dullest dish as an accompaniment . Goes well with many tiffin dishes like idli, dosa and even chapatis
Servings Prep Time
8nos 8minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Servings Prep Time
8nos 8minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. wash and peel shallots , wipe dry well , and sautee with 2 tsp oil in a heated pan with red dry chillies , add chopped tamarind bits with seed and fibres removed and sautee along till onions look translucent. add curry leaves at the end just before removing from gas . adding curry leaves is optional , but it tastes good .
  2. remove the onions and allow to cool . Grind to a coarse paste and keep aside
  3. now heat the same pan , add remaining oil , splutter mustard seeds, add pinch of methi seeds, turmeric powder . dd the ground onion paste , and now reduce flame and cook the mixture in oil ,
  4. add asafoetida powder, salt as needed . add pinch of jaggery powder . now cook the mixture till reduced or thickened and oil oozes out .
  5. store well in clean dry bottle after cooling down completely .