Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Small Onion Chutney ~ Chinna Vengaya Thokku

This is one of our favourite chutney's. I learned the recipe from aval vikatan. I also clubbed Bharathy's recipe with aval vikatan and got the recipe of this yummy Onion Thokku.

This Recipe Yields about 1 cup.
good enough for 4 adults.


Small Onion's - 1 cup / 15 nos.
Big Red Onion - 1
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Chilli Powder - 3 tsp's
Oil - 3 tbsp's

To Dry Roast and Grind:

 Mustard - 1 tsp
 Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
 Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
1. Dry roast Mustard, cumin and asafoetida and powder it coarsely.
2. Peel the small onions and Big onion.
3. Soak Tamarind in 1/4 cup of warm water for about 10 minutes and squeeze the pulp. discard the pulp and use the thick tamarind juice.
4. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add small onions and roast them, then add big onions and roast the onions. add salt so that the onions cook fast. once the onions are almost cooked, remove from flame and cool them.
5. Grind the onions with just 1 or 2 tsp's of water into a coarse form.
6. Heat the Remaining oil in a Pan, add coarsely grounded small onion's and saute it in oil. add salt to taste, Chilli Powder and the Grounded powder. Give a mix.
7. Add the Thick Tamarind Juice to the pan and mix well. reduce the flame to medium and keep mixing the chutney for 5 minutes in medium flame, till the chutney gets thicker and leaves oil on its sides.
8. Remove the chutney to a clean sterlised bottle. you can store this upto a week in fridge.
Serve this Onion Thokku with Idli, Dosa's.


  1. Delicious this with dosa and idli...lovely yummy platter..

  2. wow, would love to give this thokku a try :)

  3. Looks divinely :) nice clicks Lavi!

  4. Lovely recipe.. love the preparation and presentation.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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  5. Nice chutney... must be yummy with idly and dosa..
    Nice click

  6. Flavourful an dyummy chutney...looks very tempting

  7. Wonderful chutney to relish along with some crispy dosas..

  8. I am also very fond of small onion thokku.....but the thought of peeling those small onions has me in tears.

  9. wat else one can say seeing this combo,I just need one plate...can u plz pass this??

  10. Thanks for sharing this with us. This definitely looks delicious.I will surely try this.

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  11. Yummy spicy chutney. Onions give a lovely sweetness when roasted and ground ,isn't it? Loved it. Enjoyed browsing through your recipes... glad to follow u:)

  12. Love onion chutney. My favorite combo is with dosa. First time here and happy to follow you.

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  13. vengaya thokku rombavey pramadhama irruku - Naak ooring at the pictures :) cheers, priya

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  15. Romba nal kazhichu vanthen intha pakkam...ok ok innumum namma samayal pannituthan irukkenga pole ;)..
    feeling glad, lavi :)

    drooling her seeing the chutney..:) innikku kozhukkttaiya saptu vayellam ore inippu! :)

    Hope you had a day full of joy and festivity for chathurthi! Wishes to you and family! :)


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