Monday, December 13, 2010

Thakkali Vengayam Vathakkal


  • Tomato - 5
  • Onion - 4
  • Garlic - 15 cloves
  • Curry Leaves - 1 string
  • Cilantro - few to garnish
  • Green Chilli - 4
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp


  1. Take a pan, add oil and heat it.
  2. Once the oil is ready, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds to splutter.
  3. Then add green chillies, shredded ginger, peeled and cubed garlic, curry leaves and saute them.
  4. Add the chopped onions and peas and saute them well till the onions turn transparent.
  5. Once done add the chopped tomatoes and salt and saute them well again till the tomatoes are cooked well.
  6. Once the tomatoes are done, add the chilli powder and the rest of required salt.
  7. These steps will take some few minutes. After adding the chilli powder, mix them well with the gravy and keep on stirring them with low flame.
  8. Do until the oil leaves from the gravy. (as told keep stirring for more than 30 minutes at low flame)
  9. Once done the quantity of the gravy will reduce to half. Then tasty thakkali vengaya gravy is ready.
  10. This will go well with rice, chapathi, dosa, idli etc. 

This is one of our favourite dish of our family. When our perima ( Radha Perimma )  prepares it... oh my god.... nobody can stand even a minute. Such a lovely, mouthwatering dish it is....


Priya said...

Love this vathakkal with some crispy dosas..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks simply mouth watering.

divya said...

looks awesome...