Saturday, September 8, 2012

Onion Kose/Vengaya Kose

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

To grind:
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.


  1. Must say chettinad cuisine has come exciting stuff!! will try this next time I make some dosa's or idli's

  2. Recipe looks so simple... hope to try one of your dishes one day!

  3. this is a nice twist to the usual chutneys. thanks for sharing

  4. Nice color and this is the first time I am hearing about this curry. Looks appetising.

  5. Maybe i should try this tomorrow with the Sunday morning dosa breakfast. We are having an overdose of coconut actually. This will be a welcome change.

  6. I like vengaya kose o much ! This is like a staple in Chettinad houses for breakfast / dinner! Looks perfect...

  7. Looks so yum Priya. Bookmarking this one.

  8. karasaaramaa oru naaoorum kose...wonder why the name is so.

  9. Good coicidence Priya I just posted my chettinad recipe today :) Looks too good and perfect for soft fluffy idlis :)

    Today's Recipe ~ Chettinad Chicken Masala / Dry Chicken Curry
    You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

  10. Hi Priya, have tagged you on my space please visit the link for more details....
    really love your onion kose... bookmarked it...

  11. delicious dear ...Join me in Fast Food - Pasta event and Know your Sweetness - Honey event in my blog

  12. Yummyyy..this is perfect with theplas too :)

  13. Great Alternative to Sambar priya, cant wait to try

  14. Delicious and mouthwatering ....

  15. What a lovely alternative to traditional chutneys. This sounds delicious. Have a wonderful day.Blessings...Mary

  16. Very nice kose recipe dear. Love to have this with idly.

  17. Never heard about this curry, usual suspects fennel & poppy seeds to give the wonderful chettinad flavor. Will try.


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