Are you really bored of usual chutneys,kurmas and sambars to serve along with your soft idlies or crispy dosas?? You should give a try to this super flavourful chettinad famous vengaya kose. Vengaya kose aka onion gravy is quite often prepared in every chettinad homes usually for breakfast to serve along with idlies or dosas. This simple but yet a delicious side dish goes for simple ingredients and gets ready very quickly. If you serve this side dish with idlies, am sure that you have to prepare more idlies than usual coz this vengaya kose will definitely pull everyone to eat more idlies.
2nos Onions (chopped lengthwise)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped finely)
1no Potato (large and diced thinly)
1no Green chilliy (slit opened)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1inch Cinnamon stick
Few curry leaves
4nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Fried channa dal/Pottukadalai or 5nos Cashews
3tbsp Grated coconut
1tsp Fennel seeds
1tbsp Poppy seeds
Grind the ingredients given under the list 'to grind' as fine paste with enough water and keep aside.
Heat enough oil,fry the fennel seeds and cinnamon stick until they turns brown,add immediately the slit opened green chilly,curry leaves, fry for few more minutes.
Add the sliced onions,chopped tomatoes, cook for few minutes until the onions and tomatoes gets cooked well.
Now add the diced potatoes to the veggies and cook for few more minutes.
Add the masala paste to the veggies,cook for few seconds. Finally add enough water, cook everything in medium flame until the gravy gets thicken.
Serve hot with idlies or dosas.