Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vengaya Vadagam Thuvaiyal

#VengayavadagamThuvaiyal or #VengayavadavamThuvaiyal or #VadavaThuvaiyal : VengayaVadagam or VegayaVadavam ( Dried small onion )  is a preserve of small onions with commonly used condiments.
Vengaya Vadagam Thuvaiyal [ Dried Onion Chutney ]We used to make these vadagams or vadavam during Summer season and use it for tempering sambar, kuzhambu and koottu.
Thuvaiyal prepared from vadagam is a hot favorite of all and tastes very very good.

Ingredients :
Vengaya vadagam                           : 1/2 ball broken ( approx 3 tsp )

Tamarind                                        : a very small ball
Coconut scrap                                : 4 tblsp
Red chilly                                      : 2 ( adjust )
Salt                                                : 1/4 tsp ( adjust )
Oil                                                 : 2 tsp

Method :
Keep a kadai on a stove over slow flame with 2 tsp of oil.
When the oil becomes hot add red chilly and the vengaya vadagam.
Keep stirring till the vadagam becomes crisp & well roasted and gives out nice aroma.
Transfer into a mixer jar and then add other ingredients also.

Grind well without adding water.
Then add little water and grind to thicker than chutney consistency.
Transfer into a clean dry serving bowl.

A very good side dish for pongal but comes next only to coconut thuvaiyal.
Take hot white rice in a plate. Put 2 to 3 tsp of this yummy thuvaiyal. Add a tsp of gingelly oil.
Mix well with hand. Relish with any sambar especially with raddish - drum stick sambar. mmmm...ah what a taste!!!
Goes well with idly, dosai and also curd rice.

Other chutney varieties you might like to try            

Maangai spicy Chutney [ Raw mango spicy Chutney ]
Maangai Chutney
Vengaya Chutney [ Onion Coconut Chutney ]
Vengaya Chutney
Vengaya Sigappu Chutney [ Onion Red Chutney ]
Onion Red Chutney
Kadalai Chutney [ Peanut chutney ]
Kadalai Chutney
Paruppu Thuvaiyal [ Lentil chutney for rice ]
Paruppu Thuvaiyal

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