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onion kulambu recipe | vengaya kuzhambu | chinna vengaya kulambu | onion puli kulambu

easy onion kulambu recipe | vengaya kuzhambu | chinna vengaya kulambu | onion puli kulambu
Course curry
Cuisine tamil nadu
Keyword onion kulambu recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 212kcal
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for masala powder:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup toor dal
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp methi
  • 20 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp hing
  • ½ tsp turmeric

for curry:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp methi
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • pinch hing
  • 10 small onions / shallots
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • cup tomato puree
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • ½ cup tamarind extract
  • 1 cup water
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

Instructions

how to make masala powder:

  • firstly, in a pan heat 1 tsp oil. add ½ cup coriander seeds, ¼ cup toor dal, 2 tbsp pepper, 2 tbsp cumin and ¼ tsp methi.
  • roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 20 dried red chilli and a few curry leaves.
  • roast until the chilli turns crisp.
  • cool completely, and transfer to the mixer jar.
  • further, add ¼ tsp hing and ½ tsp turmeric.
  • grind to a fine powder and homemade masala powder.

how to make spicy onion curry or chinna vengaya kulambu:

  • firstly, in large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add ¼ tsp methi, 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin and pinch hing. splutter tempering.
  • now add 10 small onions, 10 cloves garlic and saute on medium flame.
  • further, add 1½ cup tomato puree and mix well combining everything well.
  • add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp masala powder, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp jaggery. mix well.
  • also add ½ cup tamarind extract, 1 cup water and a few curry leaves.
  • cover and boil for 10 minutes or until everything is cooked well and oil separates.
  • add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well making sure the flavours are balanced.
  • finally, enjoy vengaya kulambu or spicy onion curry with rice, dosa or idli.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 916IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 7mg