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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Onion Tomato Gravy | Chettinad Special Vengaya Kosu

      Onion Tomato Gravy/Vengaya Kosu is an authentic Chettinad dish. Its a perfect side dish for Idly and Dosa. This is my husband's favorite side dish. I make it once a week at least. Idly/dosa and Vengaya Kosu is all that he needs.
       It's  a  Kuruma without any vegetables.Basically a thick gravy made with Onions, potatoes,tomatoes and Coconut. There is something unique about the flavor of this dish. When you eat a steaming hot idly with this onion tomato gravy you will never ever forget the taste of it.You will find this curry being served in Chettinad marriages and functions.

Onion tomato gravy for idli ,dosa

Onion Tomato Gravy|Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Breakfast Menu                Onion tomato gravy - best Side dish for idli dosa

Cuisine: Indian Category: Side Serves:2 Prep time:2 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 22-25 minutes

  • 1 Large size Onion/vengayam
  • 1/2 large Tomato/thakkali.
  • 1 small Potato/urulai kilangu
  • Oil for tempering.
  • Salt as required.
ingredients for onion tomato gravy

To Grind:
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut/thuruviya thengai
  • 2 tbsp Split Gram dal ( பொட்டுக்கடலை ) .
  • 1 garlic pod/poondu
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds/soombu
  • 2 red Chilies/kaintha milagai
To Temper:
  • 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds/soombu
  • A small piece cinnamon/pattai
  • 1 -Bay leaf /Elai.
  • Cut the onion length wise into thin slices.
  • Cut the potato into small pieces. 
  • Chop the tomato into small pieces.
  • Grind the items in "To Grind" list and keep it aside.
  • In a sauce pan heat the oil and temper it with fennel Seeds.
  • When the fennel sputters add cinnamon and bay leaf and saute for a minute.
  • Add the onions and saute them till it translucent.
  • Add the potato and saute for 2-3 mins.
Saute onion
  • Add the tomato and cook till it turns soft .
Saute tomato

  • Add  2 cups of water and let the broth boil in a medium flame covered.
  • When Onion,tomato and potatoes are cooked perfect, add the ground paste.
Add ground paste

  • Mix it will and let it simmer in low heat for 5 mins.
  • Onion Tomato gravy/Vengaya Kosu is ready to be served.
  • Serve it hot with Idly or Dosa.

Gravy ready

Small video of how to make onion tomato gravy

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