Sunday, 17 February 2013


Sundakkai-1 cup(smashed it,so the seeds gets burst out,remove the seeds)
Small Onion-10
Tamarind Extract-(soak 1 lemon sized ball of tamarind in 3 cups of slight hot water and squeeze the juice)
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Garlic-6 cloves
Green Chillies-2
Curry leaves-5 to 6 leaves
Oil-required amount
Salt-required amount

To grind
Kadalai paruppu/channa dal-2 tsp
Thuvaram paruppu/toor dal-2 tsp
Pepper seeds-1 tsp
Red Chillies-6
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander seeds-2 tsp

(Dry roast all the above ingredients and grind it to a fine powder.If you want  you can also  add grated cocunut-3 tsp )


1.Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds.When mustard seeds splutters,add small onions,saute onions  until it changes colour.

2.Now add finely chopped tomatoes,garlic,curry leaves,slited green chillies.Give it a mix for some mins.

3.Now add Sundakkai(you can also add vegetables like  brinjal,drumstick,potato)grinded powder,tamarind extract,turmeric powder,required amount of salt.

4.Let it boil until the gravy consistency becomes thick.

5.You can also add optional ingredient: required number of boiled eggs to the gravy before removing from the stove.Reduce the flame and let it boils for 2-3 minutes.

6.Serve hot with rice.

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