Chinna vengaya vatha kuzhambu recipe
Star ingredient:Pearl onions
1 cup pearl onions
1 tomato (optional)
2 table spoon thick tamrind juice
1 table spoon sambar powder
1 teaspoon methi seeds
1 teaspoon toor dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 dried red chillies
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 cups water
1. In a cast iron kadai heat 1 table spoon sesame oil to smoking point,add methi seeds and let it bloom.Next add chillies, toor dal and saute for 2 minutes.
2.Add the chopped tomatoes,whole onions,turmeric powder,sambar powder and saute well for 10
minutes,till the tomatoes leave out juice. Add the tamarind juice and mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
3.Add water,salt and cook on medium flame till the quantity reduces and thickens. Add 1 more spoon of sesame oil,keep in high flame for five minutes and remove from heat.
Serve with steamed rice.
1.Tomato is purely optional,I like to use for the nice colour it imparts
2.You can add drumstick pieces along with onion
3.It is quite concentrated,a small amount goes long way,you can store it in fridge for 2-3 days.