Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pearl Onion Curry / Ulli Theeyal

Here's how I make this curry at home.Its absolutely easy and delicious.

Things you will need:

Pearl Onion-15; cut into bite size pieces;
Grated Coconut-half cup; I use the frozen kind;
Tamarind paste- 1.5 tsp
Coriander Powder- 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds -1 tsp
Pepper Powder -1 tsp
Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing powder in Hindi)- half tsp
Fenugreek Powder(Methi powder in Hindi)-half tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves
Green Chillies-3 or 4
Red Whole Chilli – 3
Sugar -half tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp

Preparation Method:

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan.
Add coconut powder, cumin seeds, coriander powder, (one) red whole chilli, pepper powder,asafoetida, fenugreek powder,turmeric powder and fry on low flame.
Once the raw smell is gone, grind it to a fine paste.

Now in the same pan , heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds.
Once the seeds splutter, add red whole chilli,curry leaves and green chillies. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.
Now add the pearl onions and fry till they are brown in color.

Then add the ground paste and add half cup water and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Now add tamarind paste,sugar and salt to taste.
Do the taste test and add salt if necessary.

Pearl Onion Curry using grated coconut aka 'Ulli Theeyal' can now be served with steamed rice and Kappa Mezhukupuratti or Ethakaya Beans Mezhukupuratti.


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