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Ellu Thogayal is also known as sesame chutney or til ki chutney is one of the popular side dish recipe from South India, especially around the Tirunelveli district from Tamil Nadu.

Black and white sesame seeds are two different varieties of Sesame seeds and it has slightly different flavors. While the black variety is slightly nutty and bitter in taste when compared to white sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds are more nutritious than the white ones. These seeds are a very good source of copper, magnesium and calcium. 

ellu thuvaiyal

Ellu thogayal is prepared by grinding roasted sesame seeds, red chillies along with garlic, tamarind, salt and grated coconut. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and goes well with urad dal rice (ulunthu sadham), idly, dosa, chapathi, curd rice, etc.,

Sesame seeds are heat generating food and hence its good for cold and cough. Follow my step by step photo recipe to prepare Ellu Thogayal. If you like this recipe, share it, tweet it and pin it. Please do try and post your comments. 

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ellu thuvaiyal


Coarse       : Side Dish for Rice

Cuisine      : South India

Author       : Jayashree Karthik

Prep Time  : 5 min

Cook Time : 2 min

Total Time  : 7 min

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ellu thuvaiyal


  • 1.5 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 9 red chillies
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 small tamarind
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp water


  • dry roast sesame seeds on low medium flame until it starts to splutter
  • remove from the flame and set aside
  • dry roast red chillies for few seconds and set aside
  • in a mixer grinder, add roasted sesame seeds, red chillies, tamarind, garlic and freshly grated coconut
  • grind to a fine powder
  • now add little water and salt
  • grind to a smooth paste
  • ellu thogayal is ready and serve with urad dal rice, idli, dosai, chapathi, etc.,
  • Enjoy !
  • adjust spice level according to your taste
  • we can make this thogayal with or without coconut
  • you can also temper this chutney with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves

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ellu thuvaiyal

Ellu Thogayal With Step By Step Photo Recipe

dry roast black sesame seeds until it starts to splutter

dry roast red chillies and set aside

cool down the ingredients

in a mixer grinder, add roasted sesame seeds, red chillies, garlic, tamarind and freshly grated coconut

add salt and little water and then grind to a smooth paste

ellu thuvaiyal

Ellu Thogayal is ready

ellu thuvaiyal

serve with rice, idly, dosa and chapathi

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