Tuesday 6 April 2021

Onion Thokku Recipe/Onion & Garlic Thokku/Vengaya Thokku Recipe/How to make Onion Thokku with step by step photos/Perfect side dish for Idlis, Dosas, Chapathis etc

 Today, I am going to share a very tempting, easy and delicious Onion Thokku/Vengaya Thokku. This onion thokku is a perfect side dish that can be served for idlis, dosas, chapathis etc. I have already posted another version on Onion Thokku which my mom makes quite often, which you can check it out in the link. Do try out this Onion Thokku and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chutney Varieties/Thuvaiyal Varieties/Thokku Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Onion Thokku Recipe with step by step photos…



550 gm

Garlic Cloves


Dry Red Chillies


Kashmiri Red Chillies [optional]


Coriander Seeds/Dhaniya

1 tsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

½ tsp


One small grape size ball


½ tsp


As needed

Gingelly Oil/Nalla ennai/Sunflower Oil

2 tbsp

 For Tempering

Gingelly Oil/Sunflower Oil

2 tsp

Mustard Seeds

½ tsp


One pinch

Curry Leaves


Preparation Time:  10-12 minutes             Recipe Category: Breakfast/Side Dish

Cooking Time: 15 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, Indian

Author: Priya Anandakumar


Chop the onions, peel the garlic and keep everything ready.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan/kadai. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds and give a stir.

Now add dry red chillies, Kashmiri red chillies and saute on low flame until the color slightly changes.

At this stage add the garlic cloves and saute well until the color changes.

Finally add tamarind, stir really well and switch off the stove.

Transfer it to a plate and let it cool down.

Add this mixture to a mixer jar, required salt, 1/2 tsp jaggery and grind it with 1-2 tbsp of water and keep it aside.

Meanwhile heat 1 tbsp of oil to the same pan/kadai, add the chopped onions to the pan.

Add little salt to the onions and sauté well until they turn translucent. Switch off the stove and let the onions cool down.

Add the onions to the same mixer jar and grind it to fine paste.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai/pan, splutter mustard seeds, then add asafoetida and curry leaves.

Now add the ground onion paste and mix really well.

Saute the onion mixture really well for about 3-4 minutes.

The color of the onion mixture will change and the oil will start to separate out. At this stage switch off the stove.

Super delicious and tempting Onion Thokku is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with steam cooked idlis, dosais, chapathis/rotis or can be spread on bread to make sandwiches.

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