Onion Kosu / Vengaya Kosu

Many of u might feel weird if i say I love idli..Yes, I do. Finding a perfect company for idli makes the dish more enjoyable. Everyone knows that chutneys, podi's, kurma's, gothsu (@ times) goes good with idli's  and I've tried all the combo and to add to the queue, there's this Kosu . should say, instant  kurma in  5 minutes. First I saw this recipe on Sashiga's space , immediately bookmarked and tried the same day. As she said it was a perfect combo for idli as well as dosa. U may try this recipe for a change and if u don have much time to spare cooking ..

 Ingredients :
Onion -- 1 no, big
Tomato -- 1 no, small
Potato -- 2 nos, small
Coariander leaves -- 3 stalks
Salt -- to taste

To grind :
Red chillies -- 2 nos. ( acc to taste)
Fennel seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Coconut -- 2 tbsp, shredded
Dahlia split/ Pottukadalai -- 1/2 tbsp
Kaskas / Cashews -- 1/2 tsp / 4 nos. 
Oil --2 tsp

For seasoning :
Cinnamon -- 1 piece
Cardamom -- 1no.
Cloves -- 2 nos. 
Fennel seeds -- a big pinch 

 Method :
  • Grind the items given to a fine paste and make it ready. Julienne the onion finely and chop the tomato into cubes. Peel the potatoes and chop into bite size pieces.
  • Heat a tsp of oil and do the seasoning with the garam masala's + fennel seeds. Fry them for 30 secs over a medium flame. Throw in the sliced onions and scald well in the hot oil for a minute. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook for a minute / until the tomatoes get slightly mushy.
  • Add in the chopped potatoes and the wet masala paste,coriander stalks ( chopped ) and add a cup of water. Add the rquired salt and cook for a whistle. 
  • Serve with idli /dosa /aapam ..
      Notes /Suggestions :
      • Cook the potatoes soft before adding the wet paste if u prefer cooking in the kadai.
      • U may omit the garam masala's and add only the fennel seeds if u r not a fan of spices.
      • May also add peas, chick peas ( presoaked ) to the gravy..
      Happy eating guys,


      1. Lovely plate you have in there.. superb combo indeed!!

      2. Yummy! flavorful and tasty!

      3. This looks very tempting! Onion kosu rocks!! First time here and loved this recipe. Good picture of onion kosu

      4. My fav anytime...looks tempting with idli

      5. This looks really warm and comforting :) I would really love this with Idli :)

      6. wow very good side dish for any tiffin items..

      7. looks really good and u r not alone in the I love Idli club :) !!!

      8. Something new to me...the platter looks inviting

      9. Tempting, tangy kosu!!!!
        Prathima Rao
        Prats Corner

      10. Btw...ur idlis look diif & more fluffy & yummy than our version...Could you please post the recipe ur version of the idlies??? Thx... :)
        Prathima Rao
        Prats Corner

      11. fantastic combo...sounds really perfect..:)
        Tasty Appetite

      12. Wow dear,am searching for this recipe and finally got it here...My patti makes this,ur recipe is too gud,sure i will try and let u know...

      13. Delicious combo and looks so inviting.

      14. completely new recipe. never heard of it...looks very intresting

      15. Looks delicious..nice side dish 4 idlis..

      16. is a true delicacy is beautiful, fennel seeds and cashew nuts are rich and very aromatic, I love the ingredients, big hugs.

      17. Tempting and delicious gravy..beautiful combo

      18. உங்களுக்கும் பிடித்த‌தில் ரொம்ப சந்தோஷம்...அந்த தட்டோடு இங்க அனுப்பிடுங்க ஷானவி!!

      19. Exquisite blend of spices ~ never had this before, now I am curious :)
        US Masala

      20. நானும் மேனகாவின் குறிப்பினை செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று நினைத்து கொண்டே தான் இருந்தேன்...

        ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு ஷானவி...

        உங்களுடை இட்லி ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...துணியில் இட்லி ஊற்றுவிங்களா...

      21. Tempting gravy and a wonderful combo...lovely clicks..

      22. it is new to me but looking delicious

      23. wow, that is such a great thing to have with idlis. Never had it before. Love the recipe and pics :)




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