Wednesday, 20 February 2013



Small Onions-8 to 10
Garlic-5 cloves
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder-2 tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Tamarind Extract(soak 1 lemon sized tamarind in 2 or 3 cups of  hot water  for 5-10 mins and squeeze the juice)
Curry leaves-8-10 leaves
Sesame Oil-required amount
Salt-required amount

To Grind

Kadalai paruppu/Channa dal-2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Pepper Corns-2 tsp

Dry roast  all the above ingredients and grind into a coarse paste by using little amount of water and keep aside.


1.Heat sesame oil in a pan,add mustard seeds.When mustard seeds splutters,add peeled small onions,saute it for a while say.. 2 mins until it gets half cooked.

2.Now add chopped tomato,garlic cloves,curry leaves.Give it a mix for some mins.

3.Now add turmeric powder,tamarind extract,chilli powder,grinded masala paste,salt as well as required amount of water.

4.Reduce the flame and let it be on the stove until the curry boils to a thick consistency.

5.Serve hot with rice.

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