Chettinad Thakkali Thuvayal

A perfect Chettinad side dish for masala paniyaram


Ripe tomatoes – 5(diced)
Big onion-2(roughly sliced)
Curry leaves A handful
Dry red chilies- 6-8(depending on you
spice level)
Oil-1/2 cup


1.Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok/kadai

2.Add the curry leaves and red chilies
Saute for a few seconds.

3 Add the onions and saute till they turn
light brown.

4.Now, add the tomatoes and saute till
the tomatoes are semi cooked. Remove
from fire and let the mixture cool.

5.Grind the mixture in the big jar of the
mixer grinder to a smooth paste.
need not add any water since the
tomatoes will release enough water while

6.Heat remaining oil in a kadai.

7.Pour in the ground mixture.

8.Pour half a cup of water into the mixie
jar and pour the chutney stuck to the jar
into the kadai.

9.Cook covered, till oil separates.
-the thuvayal will splash while cooking,
so take care.

10.Serve hot with idli, dosa, masala
paniyaram or rice.

Happy Cooking )

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