February 22, 2016

Onion Kuruma / Onion Gravy | side dish for chapathi

     There might occasions when we have run out of vegetables but still might have to prepare a Kuruma. Onion Kuruma, which tastes very much like Potato Kuruma can come handy in those circumstances. Moreover, Onion Kuruma will be refreshingly different kuruma for those who got bored with Vegetable Kuruma.

Recipe Cuisine : Indian | Recipe Category: Gravy
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Serves: 3

Bengal Gram Flour / Kadalai Maavu
2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
As required
To  Grind into a coarse Powder:

Fennel Seeds / Sombu
1 tsp
Green Chilli
1 inch
To Temper:

1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tsp
½ inch
Bengal Gram / Chana dal
1 tsp
Curry Leaves
1 spring
To Garnish:

Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp

Preparation Procedure:
1. Remove the skin of the onions and cut them into small pieces.
2. Clean, wash and chop the coriander leaves into very small pieces.
3. Mix the gram flour with ¼ cup of water without lumps. Keep it aside.
4. Wash and chop the tomato into small pieces.
5. Powder the fennel seeds using the dry mixe. Then add ginger and green chillies. Grind them into a coarse paste using little water.
Cooking Procedure:
6. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
7. Then add the cinnamon, Bengal gram and curry leaves. Sauté them for few seconds.
8. Now add the ground paste ( from 5) and fry till the raw smell goes off.
9. Now add the chopped onion (from 1) and sauté till the onion becomes translucent.
10. Then add the chopped tomato (from 4) and sauté till they become mushy.
11. Add turmeric powder and enough water to cook. (wash the mixie and use that water too)
12. Now add the gram flour solution (from 4) and salt. Mix them well. Allow it to cook till the gravy becomes thick. Suppose the gravy is too thick, add some more water to bring gravy consistency.
13. Switch off the flame and add the chopped coriander leaves (from 2). Mix them well and transfer the gravy into the serving bowl.

        Quick, easy and tasty onion kuruma is ready. Serve this with roti, chapathi, etc.,


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