Coconut thogayal / thuvaiyal is different from Coconut chutney. Coconut chutney can be had as a side dish for idly, dosa, pongal and chapati but does not go well with rice. But coconut thuvaiyal can be had with all the above and with plain rice also. Mix coconut thogayal with hot steaming rice topped with a tsp of ghee or sesame seed oil - it will taste heavenly. All you need is some papads/chips or fried vegetable curry to go with. Try it and you will not regret it. This is a very simple recipe which can be done in a matter of 5 minutes.
Heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add urad dal, pepper, red chilies and hing.
Saute until dal turns golden brown, then add curry leaves, grated coconut and switch off the flame.
Grind everything together along with tamarind and salt to a coarse paste. Do not add too much water. (see the picture) It should be thick.
Serve it with hot steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee. You can pair it with a simple vegetable stir fry or vegetable curry.
Coconut Chutney for Idli ,dosa, pongal
Coconut chutney with red chillies
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