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Onion vatha kuzhambu

Onion vatha kuzhambu is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
Category :
Vegetarian
Course :
Side Dish
Cuisine :
Indian
Technique :
Stewed
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 3
RATINGs :

Ingredients

1 - medium sized Onion sliced

1 tbsp - sesame oil

1 tsp -mustard seeds

1 tsp - Fenugreek seeds

1 tsp - Toor Dal or Channa dal

A few Curry leaves

3 tsp -sambar powder

Salt

1/4 tsp - Hing

3.5 cups - Tamarind extract from small Lime sized Tamarind

1/2 tsp - Jaggery

1 tsp - Rice flour

Method

  1. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek, channa dal or toor dal, curry leaves. When mustard seeds crackle and dal turns brown, add sliced onion and fry till it turns soft. Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes and extract 3.5 cups of juice from the same. Add this juice to the cooked onion.
  2. Add salt, sambar powder, hing and allow the mixture to boil for 20 minutes or until oil starts to float on top.
  3. Add jaggery if you like the gravy to be slightly sweet.
  4. Mix rice flour in 1 tsp water and make a thick paste.
  5. Add this paste to the tamarind gravy and stir continuously until the mixture becomes little thick.
  6. Serve with rice, ghee and curry.
  7. Recipe Courtesy: Indian Vegetarian Kitchen
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