Coconut Thuvaiyal / Thengai Thuvaiyal


Thuvaiyal is another version of Chuntey, which is thick compared to chuntey and ground coarsely compared to chuntey. This coconut thuvaiyal goes out well with rasam rice, koozh/porridge and kanji /porridge. This thuvaiyal is a common dish of Tamil Nadu prepared in each and every family. People call Rasam and Thuvaiyal as poor man’s dish, but it’s a great combination that everyone loves it. Let us move on to the recipe…

Coconut Thuvaiyal / thengai Thuvaiyal

Coconut Thuvaiyal / thengai Thuvaiyal


  • Coconut – 100 gm
  • Roasted gram / Pottukadalai / Porikadalai – 200 gm
  • Green chilies – 3 nos
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Salt to taste


  • Chop coconut to small pieces or grate the coconut.
  • In a blender, take coconut pieces, roasted channa gram, green chilies, garlic and grind them to coarse paste by adding water little by little.
  • Add in salt as required and grind for few seconds.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve with warm porridge or rasam rice.

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