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.
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
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.
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