Thursday, November 13, 2014

Onion Curry

#OnionCurry : Last week I made salad for a pooled lunch in our club. The top and bottom portions of onions were left out after slicing circular pieces from it. The left over onions were nearly quarter kilogram. I filled it in an airtight box and stored in the fridge. I was wondering how to consume all those onions when I went to sleep that night.
Suddenly an idea struck me!! My mom used to prepare onion curry and pack lunch box with poori rolls keeping this curry inside. It used to be one of my favorites. I haven't done this curry for ages!!!
Next day morning I decided to make poori and yummy onion curry as side dish.
I have added baby #FenugreekLeaves in the end to make the curry more nutritious. Fenugreek leaves are known as #Venthayakeerai in Tamil and it is called #methy in Hindi.
Here comes the recipe.

Onion Curry

4 or 5Onion, slice thinly
4 or 5Curry leaves, chop nicely
1/4 TspTurmeric powder
1 TspSambar powder
3/4 TspSalt
To Temper:
3 TspOil
1/2 TspMustard seeds
1 TspBlack gram split [ urad dhal ]
Optional Ingredient:
1/2 cupfenugreek leaves [ venthaya keerai ]

Method :
Heat a kadai on a stove over medium flame.
Splutter mustard and then add black gram and roast till it becomes golden color.

Then add curry leaves, turmeric powder and onions.
Saute for a minute.

Now add  sambar powder and salt.
Stir well and let it simmer on slow flame.
Keep stirring at regular intervals.

Onion Curry Onion Curry
After some time the raw smell goes off and onions become shiny.
A nice aroma fills the kitchen.
Turn off the stove. Transfer the prepared curry into a serving bowl.

Onion Curry

Suppose fenugreek leaves are taken chop nicely and add finally.
Saute for a minute. Transfer into a serving bowl.

Vengaya Venthayakeerai Curry [ Onion Fenugreek leaf Curry ] Vengaya Venthayakeerai Curry [ Onion Fenugreek leaf Curry ]

Note : If sambar powder is not available then red chilly powder and coriander powder in the ratio of 1 : 2 can be used. But according to my taste buds, this curry tastes very good with sambar powder only.

For Lunch box packing :
  • Flatten the poori.
  • Spread the prepared curry evenly over it.
  • Roll tightly.
  • Wrap the poori with tissue paper.
  • Arrange inside the tiffin box.
  • In the same way chappathy rolls can also be prepared.

poori rolls
poori rolls chappathy roll