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Coconut Thogayal | Thengai Thuvaiyal

Coconut Thogayal
Thogayal or Thuvaiyal is a simple coarse ground paste prepared in South India. It is served with rice for Lunch. During Lazy days, I prepare a thogayal, rasam and a dry vegetable curry. I have already posted Mint Thogayal, Raw Mango Thogayal. Coconut Thogayal is easy to prepare and will be ready in 15 mins. Last week I prepared this thogayal as a side dish to Coconut sevai. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Coconut Thogayal | Thengai Thuvaiyal.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Yields: 2 Servings
Coconut Thogayal | Thengai Thuvaiyal

Oil2 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam1 tsp
Chana dal | Kadalai paruppu1 tsp
Urad dal | Ulutham paruppu1 tsp
Curry leaves6 to 8
Red chillies2
Black pepper | Milagu1 tsp
Shredded coconut1/2 Cup
Tamarindsmall piece
SaltAs needed


  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves. Fry till chana dal turns golden color. Add red chillies and black pepper. 

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  • Add shredded coconut and fry for a min. Switch off the stove and add tamarind, salt. Grind it into coarse paste by adding little water.

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Adjust black pepper and red chillies to your taste.


  1. Nice and I think by now you know that I am a big fan of thuvaiyal though the number of times I make it is minimal. Absolutely agreed that its perfect to be paired with rice, sambar or rasam.

  2. yummmy yummy side for plain rice !!! loved it.

  3. Simple and delicious Thuvaiyal.. I love to have it with Idly or sometimes rice too.. :)

  4. delicious thuvaiyal, amma makes this often :-)

  5. Quick and yummy!! what more, it's healthy too!! Thanks for sharing...


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