Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Onam Recipes-Theeyal




Baby onions1 Cup

Curry leaves 5 no

Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Tamarind paste 2 tablespoons

Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida 1 Pinch

Grated coconut 1/2 c up

Red chillies 7 no

Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

Black peppercorns7

Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

Oil 3 tablespoons



Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a small pan and saute coconut till it is light brown. Add 5 red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and fry till it emits an aroma. Add the turmeric powder. Stir-fry for 2-3 seconds. Keep aside to cool. Grind into a coarse powder

Heat 2 tbsp. oil and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and remaining red chillies. When the seeds start spluttering, add asafoetida and onions. Saute for 5 minutes on a medium flame. Add the ground masala powder and cook for a few seconds. Add water, tamarind extract, salt and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.

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