Takkali Salad Kerala Style

Takkali Salad is a salad made with tomatoes, onions and green chillies. The Kerala style salad is topped with coconut oil.

Takkali is tomato in Malayalam, and this is one word I learnt while we took a trip to the backwaters in Kerala. The Takkali salad is nothing but a very simple salad, in fact so simple that I was hesitant to post. The salad is a mix of tomatoes, onions, which are our basic salad ingredients, but the pounded green chilly, the torn curry leaves and a final drizzle of coconut oil take the salad to a different level. The salad can be served with any meal, though nothing like serving it with some rice, Curry and Thoran.

Takkali Salad is my Day 3 post under the theme Summer Salads where I posted Koshimbir, Udupi style and Anarkali Salad.

Takkali Salad Kerala Style

Takkali Salad

Ingredients

4 medium tomatoes, chopped
5-6 pearl onions, chopped
1-2 green chillies, pounded
Few curry leaves, roughly torn
Salt to taste
2 tsp coconut oil

Method

Combine all the ingredients except coconut oil. Keep covered for 15 – 20 minutes for the flavours to infuse.
Add coconut oil before serving and mix well.

Takkali Salad Kerala Style

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Print Recipe
Takkali Salad
Takkali Salad is a salad made with tomatoes, onions and green chillies. The Kerala style salad is topped with coconut oil.
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 05 minutes
Cook Time 00 minutes
Passive Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 05 minutes
Cook Time 00 minutes
Passive Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except coconut oil. Keep covered for 15 – 20 minutes for the flavors to infuse .
  2. Add coconut oil before serving and mix well.

12 thoughts on “Takkali Salad”

  1. The ground green chili pepper and coconut oil is a very interesting addition. You have a knack for collecting recipes where ever you go.

  2. Sometimes we consider certain things to be so simple to post, but they turn out to be a crowd pleaser. There is a flavorful twist in this otherwise simple onion tomato salad

  3. simple dishes are always ignored. dont underestimate their power. Well adding coconut oil definitely makes it a new version of mixing onion n tomato. But yes this simple salad is always in demand,

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