02 April 2013


I had some vazhaipoo after making vadai and kola...As It is an is an excellent source of crude fiber in the human diet i make sure to include in my diet at least one a week.And My MIL said we can make thogayal out of it and I had no stock of thogayal to help me out in my lazy times so without any hesitation I gave a try... 
It tasted so yummy and none will tell it is made of vazhaipoo ... It tasted like paruppu thogayal... And this time I cleaned the full flower it was sticky sticky but somehow cleaned the flower completely... The thogayal tasted great with curd rice and Chapatti...


Vazhaipoo - 1&1/2 cup
Sesame seeds - 3 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chilly - 5
Tamarind - small sized
Salt - to taste

To Temper:
Oil - 2 tbs
Vadagam - 1/4 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few


Boil the cleaned vazhipoo in a kadai or pan and boil for 3-5 mins,drain and set aside.

Then take a kadai pour in oil and add in urad dal saute till light brown,then add in sesame seeds and dried red chilly and saute well or till light brown.

Then add the boiled vazhipoo and saute well for 3 mins then add in a small pinch of tamarind and saute will the vazhipoo is soft.And cool down completely.

Grind the sauteed vazhipoo with enough water and salt and make it to a fine paste and set aside.

Take a kadai pour in oil and add the ingredients under "To Temper" and saute,then add the ground vazhaipoo masala and saute for 5 mins or till it leaves oil at the sides.

Serve this Vazhaipoo thogayal with curd rice or chapatti and enjoy.


steam cooking the vazhaipoo is optional,if the vazhaipoo is sour this will take out the sourness.Or if the vazhaipoo you use is not sour you can skip the first step and proceed with direct sauteing the vazhaipoo.

The sesame seeds gives nice flavor to the thogayal so don't skip it. 

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  2. interesting recipe..looks tempting


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