Sunday, January 28, 2018

EErulli Gojju /Onion Curry

Eerulli/onion is one of the vegetable that loved and used by most of the people. 



When you fall sick your tongue lose its taste and you don't feel like eating or you feel some thing spicy should be tried to make your taste bud to makes you hungry. Here is one such curry which you can enjoy, when you feel that you need to have some thing spicy, easy, quick and simple.
This is one of the curry I liked my sister in law Leelakka. She is one of the best cook whom I have come across. She used to prepare tasty curries, patrodes and many more dishes. Though she gets lots of help from others around while cooking and we do get irritated by her nature. But once the dishes are ready all our irritation disappear and we do enjoy the dish very much.
Coming back to EErulli gojju/curry, I have used onions/eerulli, fresh fried spices, jaggery and tamarind.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Onions : 2 to 3 (Medium sized)

To Add :
Tamarind : One marble size
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric Powder : A pinch

To Season : 
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/ Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8

Spices to Fry :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Methi seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Sesame seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Byadagi chilly : 5 to 6
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little
Curry leaves : 6 to 8

To Grind :
Fresh grated coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Fried Spices


Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of onions and cut into small pieces.
2. Soak tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp after 5 minutes.

3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and put 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Add methi seeds and fry till they turn slightly golden brown.
5. Add urid dal and fry till they turn golden brown. Add sesame seeds and red chilly and fry for another 2 minutes. (low flame).

6. Add  coriander seeds and fry nicely. Add ingh and curry leaves. Put off the fire.

7. Grind coconut and fried spices once they are cool. Remove it from mixi jar.

8. Keep a bigger pan on the fire and add a tablespoon of oil. Add mustard seeds and urid dal.
9. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and ingh. Add cut onions and fry nicely for 2 minutes.
10. Add turmeric powder, tamarind pulp, salt and jaggery. Mix it well and let it cook for 2 minutes.


11. Add ground coconut - spice mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

12. Shift the curry to a serving dish. Serve with hot rice or any main dish of you desire.



Note : 

No need to add coriander leaves. The curry taste yum with the spices. Do not add any other spices or any other masala powder to get the original taste. This curry can be boiled nicely and made into thick paste to use it next day. (It taste yum). Adding more /less jaggery is optional. We udupians like little more sweet in some curries. Fresh fried spice taste best and that should be done here to get the best taste.
Time : 20 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3. 

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