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Friday, June 4, 2010

Onion Thokku Recipe

This onion thokku goes well for idly, dosa and all Indian breads. If you like onions, you can even use it as a spread for sandwich. This stays good for a month in the refrigerator, if properly handled. When you do not find time to prepare chutney, this thokku comes handy. It is very simple to prepare this thokku. Now to the Onion (vengaya thokku) thokku recipe

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Onion Thokku

Onion Thokku

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 1 cup
 Recipe CategoryPickle
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion - 250 grams or 1/4 kg
   Chilli powder - 20 -25 grams
   Salt - 40 grams
   Tamarind - 40 grams
   Fenugreek powder - 1/2 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1/4 cup
   Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
   Asafoetida/Hing -1/4 tsp


Peel and grind onions to a smooth paste.

Soak tamarind in warm water ( around 1 1/2 cups) and extract it juice .Discard the pulp.

Dry roast fenugreek seeds and powder it.


Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add asafoetida, ground onion paste and turmeric powder.

Fry for a few minutes and then add tamarind extract, salt, chilli powder and cook till it becomes thick and oil starts separating.

Add fenugreek powder and remove from flame.

Store it in a clean bottle.

Note -Adjust salt and chilli powder according to your taste.

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  1. Looks gud I make a little diff way...but this is yummy

  2. hmm love with idlis...looks perfect padhu..

    Kairali sisters

  3. Wow easy and simple it looks very tempting and colorful dear..thanks for sharing..

  4. Padhu,

    Onion thokku looks really nice.nice onion flowers

  5. Hy dear,
    wonderful to taste with hot spongy dosa.

  6. Padhu, lovely recipe. Loved that onion lotus and the beautiful colour of that thokku.

  7. Wow onion thokku looks colorful...even we make the same chutney but instead of tamarind extract..we add a piece of tamarind in it....Need to try ur recipe this time ...
    And thanks for dropping in ur lovely comment....

    Glad to follow u :)

  8. Onion flower looks so cute. Chutney sounds spicy and tasty

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Onion thokku its been a long time .I shld make this soon.VEry nice.BTW the podlangai paalkootu tatses very yummy too.

  10. Onion thokku looks really delicious with beautiful decoration of onion by side

  11. yummy,colourfull thokku,mouthwatering recipe...ur version too gud.

  12. yummy thokku nice colur too. asusual cute presentation.nice onion flower

  13. beautiful colour,loved the sure it is really tasty..

  14. Onion thokku looks delicious dear!!!
    love the onion flower :-)

  15. Hey thats a nice recipe simple and bright too....lovely one...thanks for the follow up....happy to follow u... :)

  16. Wonderful recipe, Padhu! Onion thokku is new to me, will definitely try it sometime..and the onion flower looks really pretty!!

  17. Onion thokku looks colorful and delicious..Onion flower is superb :)

  18. Dear Pradhu
    How are you? I like this one. Will make it and keep it in fridge. I am tempted to make some pasta with chicken and this sauce. WIll be good I can guess.
    You have 199 followers, when it becomes 200 , make a special diah :-)

  19. Wat a fabulous thokku, looks that onion flower:)..

  20. This looks so delicious to me..and I love the way you cut the onion. Beautiful.

  21. yummy and delicious thokku

  22. yummy thokku! adding fenugreek to this is new to me.

  23. Hai...Padhu,

    initially i thought it was a lotus flower,but a closer look reveals is indeed a "onion"...Wow! well done are very different...keep it up my dear.

  24. looks yum yu..lovely colour and beautiful onion flower :)

  25. beautiful presentation...a great design with onion.....delicious thokku

  26. looks gud i too make this often padhu but little bit different urs looks yum

  27. The onion turned really bitter after fryin.. had to add lemon juice n jaggery to cut out thee bitter taste.. any idea.. y?

    1. I assume that you have over fried the onions or you must have cooked after adding the fenugreek powder. Once you add fenugreek powder, you must mix and remove from heat.

  28. Hi, the dish came out good for me except the color.


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