Vadaga Thovial

As mentioned in my earlier post this thovial (kind of chutney) is a splendid combination with puliogare/ pulisaadam. Though I have tasted it in my college days it is only when my sister tried and acknowledged I tried it few months back. Moreover it couples well with idli/ dosa/ chappati/ adai kinds. 


Serves 3
Vengaya vadaga thovial - a tangy strong chutney
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1. Vengaya Vadagam - 2 medium sized balls
  2. 2. Tamarind - half a goosberry sized
  3. 3. Salt to taste
  4. 4. Red Chilies - 4 (depends on the heat of chilies)
  5. 5. Jaggery grated - 1 tsp (optional)
  6. 6.Oil - 1/2 tbsp
  7. 7. Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  8. 8. Curry leaves - 2 to 3 sprigs
  1. Soak tamarind in some water for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry crushed vadagam in it until crisp. Drain oil and collect in mixer jar.
  3. In the same oil, roast urad dal, red chilies and curry leaves until crisp. Collect them in mixer jar as well.
  4. Add the soaked tamarind, jaggery and salt to the jar and grind coarsely. Adjust salt and sprinkle some minimum water required.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Grammars of cooking
Adikaram: இல்வாழ்க்கை

Kural: 48

ஆற்றின் ஒழுக்கி அறனிழுக்கா இல்வாழ்க்கை
நோற்பாரின் நோன்மை உடைத்து.


Practicing virtuous life and persuading others in virtuous path has prerogative as the sages’ fasting.


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