Vengaya Kosu (Onion Gravy)

Serving:  5 to 6 people | Type:  Tiffin Side Dish


Potato -1 (small)
Onion(Diced) -½ cup
Tomato(Diced) -1
Turmeric -pinch
Salt -to taste
Coriander -few


For Grinding:


Grated Coconut -3 tbsp
Red Chili Powder -1 ½ tsp
Sombu -1tsp
Pottu Kadalai -2 tbsp



Oil -2 tbsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Urad Dhal -½ tsp
Sombu -½ tsp
Cumin -½ tsp
Fenugreek -¼ tsp
Red chili -1
Curry Leaves -few



  1. Dice the potato and place it into the water and keep it aside.
  2. Grind the above ingredients for coconut masala with water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a heavy bottom pan with oil, add seasonings and fry it.
  4. Next add the onion sauté for 1 minute, then add the tomato, a pinch of salt and turmeric, until the tomato gets mashed.
  5. Now add the potato, sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, then add chili powder and mix well.
  6. Now add 2 cups of water, cook until all vegetable get soft.
  7. Then add ground paste, boil it for 3 minute and then turn off stove.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Serve with idly or dosa.
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