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Kollu Thogayal | Kollu Thuvaiyal

Kollu Thogayal is a easy rice accompaniment that can be prepared within 20 minutes. Kollu Thogayal is good for weight loss.
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Course: Thogayal
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Kollu - 1/3 cup
  • Oil - 1/4 teaspoon + a few drops
  • Urad dal whole - 1 tablespoon + 1 tsp
  • Pepper -4
  • Ginger - 1/2 tbsp
  • Red Chilli - 1
  • Hing generous pinch
  • Salt required


  • Add a few drops of oil, urad dal, pepper, and red Chilli. Sauté till the dal turns golden brown
  • Add ginger and give a quick sauté
  • Transfer the sautéd mixture to a plate and let it cool down
  • In the same pan add oil and kollu;sauté
  • Cook till the kollu splutter. Switch off
  • Add coconut and stir 2/3 times. Let everything cool down
  • Transfer the mixture into a mixie jar and grind them into a fine powder without adding water
  • Add a generous pinch of hing and required salt
  • Pulse once and transfer into a wide bowl
  • Add little water and mix well. Make a thick Thogayal


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  1. Adjust red Chilli according to your spice level
  2. If you are planning to keep the kollu podi for few days roast coconut well 
  3. Ginger powder can be used instead of ginger
  4. Cool Horsegram till they splutter 
  5. Avoid cooking urad dal and kollu together
  6. Instead of making Thogayal, kollu podi can be eaten as such with rice
  7. Thogayal stays good for 2/3 days 
  8. Garlic can be used for additional flavor 
  9. curry leaves can be sautéd and added to the thogayal
  10. Thogayal tends to thicken over time. If required mix water before serving
  11. Little Tamarind can be added for the thogayal
  12. if you are using frozen coconut thaw them before using it for Thogayal 
  13. If you prefer to have this as a chutney increase Water and coconut quantity 
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