Coconut Chutney/Thengai Thogayal My MIL's Version and Some Gupshup

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Very Long, unexpected break from blogworld. Came down to Chennai, thinking i will be able to do some justice to my blog too, but sadly, i couldnt literally touch the PC all these days. From the day i landed here @ Chennai, it was Shopping almost everyday till we reached the station to catch the train to Hyderabad for the Wedding!!! Even the security outside Kumaran/Pothys started asking us, "enna Madam, innaikuma??? :)"
Had a Great time @ the Wedding. Next Exciting thing after the wedding was the Blogger Meet!!!! So Happy to meet the face behind Great Blogs!!!!
Now Atlast found some time for my very own blog. Thengai Thogayal/Coconut Chutney is a condiment and it makes a great combo with idly/dosa & Rice. This is my MIL's Star Recipe. Every time My Hubby comes down to Chennai, This chutney is made almost everyday, exclusively for him!!! Now, this brings a J feeling to me!!! There are certain things that are so special in our life, nothing can replace them!!! one such thing in my dear hubby' s life is his Amma's Thengai thogayal. 
Now let go to the recipe

3 tbsp urad dal
1 cup freshly grated coconut/1/2 shell flesh of a medium-sized Coconut
9 nos Red Chillies
a small ball of tamarind  (Size of a Gooseberry)
a fistful of fresh Coriander
Salt to taste

Roast urad dal and Red Chillies with little oil. Grind it with rest of the ingredients to a paste. I prefer it to be little coarse!!!! Transfer it to a bowl.

Heat 1tsp of oil and splutter mustard seeds and a pinch of hing and pour it over the thogayal/chutney. Enjoy with idly/dosa or even with rice.

This Thogayal stays fresh/Good for 2 days, when handled with care. Use a Clean,dry spoon and store it in Refrigerator.
Thachi Mamu with Thengai Thogayal, mmm!!!! yummy!!!

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  1. Hi Priya, welcome back.
    Yes, I agree husband's get pampered so much.
    Simple and quick to make chutney.

  2. Glad to see u back after a long Priya, seems u guys had a wonderful trip this time..Chutney looks very yummy even my grandma do almost the same with coconut..

  3. Thenga thogayal and rasam is a great combo. I make it the same way except for the addition of corriander and tampering with mustard seeds.

  4. thenga thogayal luks very delicious,perfect combo...Love this chutney.

  5. I usually do not add fresh coriander, now I've learnt some new and nice variation. Thogaiyal looks beautifully green.

  6. Welcome back...
    chutney looks yummy :-)

  7. Welcome back dear .. hope u had wonderful time in shopping. Yummy thogayal.. I am fan for thogayals.. I love all kind of thogayals with rice and ghee... heavenly...

  8. my ever time favorite chutney
    best with idli/dosa even for rice too
    good one

  9. Good to see you back..nice chutney!

  10. Priya, that is a really yummy looking chutney :)

  11. Lovely chutney, nice to be here. Following you to keep in touch. Best wishes.

  12. Your kid looks so cute by cooking for himself.

  13. hi priya ,
    first time visiting here ..u got a beautiful space with lovely collection of recipes ...ur MIL's version of coconut chutney looks delicious ...hope u had a gr8 time in chennai n chennai blogger meet i wish we will meet, if that time u r in chennai :) ..this time i missed it :(
    if u get time do visit my blog



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