Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe | Side dish for idli ,dosa


Chettinad kosu is a spicy coconut based recipe from chettinad. If you bored of eating Idli ,Dosa with sambar & chutney then try this Vengaya kosu with simple ingredients with potato.

Vengaya kosu is a spicy, tangy and tasty gravy that is popular in chettinad Cuisine. I like to have this chettinad Vengaya kosu to be medium thick not runny or too thick. Chettinad Vengaya Kosu is a mild kurma made primarily with onions and potatoes flavored with coconut and fennel. Serve Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe with Idli, Dosa, Ven Pongal and Onion Rava Dosa Recipe.

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Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe | Side dish for idli ,dosa

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 5
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Main Ingredients

To Temper

To prepare coconut masala paste

How to make Vengaya Kosu Recipe

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  1. First Heat the pressure cooker with oil.

  2. Once the oil is hot temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. wait until splutter.

  3. Add Onion ,sauté the onion until turns transparent.

  4. Now add potato than mix it well for few minutes.

  5. Add tomato ,required salt & turmeric powder ,Sauté it until Tomatoes turn soft & mushy.

  6. Mean while we prepare the coconut masala paste. For that take a mixie jar.

  7. Add all ingredients under the 'To prepare coconut masala paste'. Grind like a fine paste.

  8. Now coconut masala paste is ready.

  9. Once the tomato cooked well add ground coconut masala paste with required water. Then mix well.

  10. Now close the pressure cooker, pressure cook about 1 whistle in medium flame.

  11. Once the pressure release open the cooker.

  12. Finally add chopped coriander leaves.

  13. Yummy chettinad Vengaya kosu is ready to serve.

  14. Serve Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe with Idli, Dosa, Ven Pongal and Onion Rava Dosa Recipe.


  • Instead of big onion you can use small onion too
  • Add red chili for according to your taste.
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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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