Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tindora Chutney-Kovakkai Chutney (Thogayal) Recipe

This is a very popular and spicy Andhra chutney recipe prepared with kovakkai (Tindora) which I learn't from my friend. It tastes great with plain rice and can be prepared in a jiffy. It is also known as Dondakaya Pachadi. Today we will learn how to make kovakkai chutney/thogayal following this easy recipe.

Tindora Chutney-Kovakkai chutney

Tindora Chutney-Kovakkai Chutney

Tindora Chutney-Kovakkai Chutney

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Chutney
 Recipe CuisineAndhra

   Ingredients needed

   Tindora/Kovakkai - 10-12
   Onion -1 (medium size)
   Garlic cloves - 5
   Red chilli -3
   Green chilli - 2-3
   Tamarind - a small piece or 1/4 tsp paste
   Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
   Coriander leaves - fistful (optional)
   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Salt needed

  For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


Wash and cut tindora into thin strips or rounds.


Heat oil and fry the red chillies first. Remove it and keep it aside.

Now in the same pan fry chopped onions followed by garlic, green chilli and tindora.

Cook till tindora becomes soft.(do not add water). Add needed salt. Once the tindora becomes tender, switch off the flame.

Add grated coconut, coriander leaves and saute in the heat of the pan itself. Allow it to cool.

Grind it a little coarse along with red chillies and tamarind. Check for salt.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, pour it over the chutney.This step is optional.

Serve it with hot rice and any vegetable curry. It can also be had as a side dish for idli and dosa.

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  1. Yummy yummy chutney Pads i d love to add this to hot steamed rice and ghee

  2. Chutney looks fabulous,i can have two more idlis with this chutney.

  3. Hi Padhu,

    I am a new visitor to your blog all your recipes are so good. Chutney looks amazing. I will try this soon.

  4. This is a new type of chutney for me...yummy...

  5. very tasty. i love all andhra pachadies. thanks for the recipe

  6. HiPadhu,

    I just tried this recipe..Came out really well..Kudos to u....Waiting for more recipes like this from u...


  7. Instead of using raw mango or something else adds unique taste, flavour and vitamins to dish. You may consider and try out this. I may be too naive as you are expert.

  8. Love all your recipes....your website is the best :)

  9. I will always try your recipes and also try to do it..thank you..

  10. Fantastic recipe, thanks for the post

  11. Where is the tamarind used here padhu???

    1. Grind it along with tamarind and red chillies. I have mentioned it in the 5 th sentence under method.

  12. Padhu...I tried this recepie came out wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Replies
    1. Yes, you can use 1 small tomato. But add tomatoes after sauteing onions.


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