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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Onion Vatha Kozhambu


Onion : 1 medium, finely chopped
Tomato : 1 small, finely chopped
Tamarind : 1 gooseberry size
Sambar powder : 2 tsp
Garlic flakes : 4
Gingelly oil : 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds (Vendhayam) : 1/4 tsp
Jaggery : 1 tsp (can be substituted with sugar)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves and curry leaves : 1 tsp, finely chopped

  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  2. Add chopped onions, garlic and tomatoes and saute till onions become pink in colour and tomatoes are cooked.
  3. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder, salt and 3 cups water and allow to boil for 15-20 min or till the kozhambu becomes thick. At this point add jaggery and let it boil again.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves and curry leaves.
  5. Serve hot with rice and potato fry.

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