Garlic Onion Kuruma recipe | Poondu Vengaya Kuruma

Garlic Onion Kuruma recipe | Poondu Vengaya Kuruma is prepared using a paste of red chillies, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, grated coconut and few cashews or almonds along with cooked garlic, onion and tomatoes. This kuruma   is served as side dish for Idli dosa  or Chapathi .

Ingredients:-

  • pearl onions / cinna vengayam – 1 cup (chopped)
  • garlic / poondu – 1 cup (copped)
  • tomatoes – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder preparation
  • salt – to taste
Chopped onion, garlic and tomatoes
Chopped onion, garlic and tomatoes

To grind:-

  • red chillies / vara milagai – 5 number
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 3/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • poppy seeds / kush kush – 1/2 tsp
  • fried gram / pottu kadalai – 1 tsp
  • cashew nuts – 4 number (can be substituted by almonds)
  • grated ciconut / thuruviya thengai – 1/2 cup
Kuruma - ingredients
Kuruma – ingredients

For seasoning:-

  • black pepper / milagu – 5 number
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few
Seasoning ingredients
Seasoning ingredients

Method:-

1. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan and add red chillies. When it splutters add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, fried gram, poppy seeds, cashews (oralmonds) and fry.

Frying ingredients to grind
Frying ingredients to grind

2. Switch off the stove and add grated coconut. Mix well, cool down to room temperature.

Grated coconut added
Grated coconut added

3. Grind it to a fine paste after cooling in a mixie and keep it ready.

Ground paste
Ground paste

4. Again heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan. Add black pepper and fennel seeds. When it splutters add curry leaves.

Seasoning in pan
Seasoning in pan

5. Now add chopped garlic and sauté for few minutes.

Frying garlic
Frying garlic

6. Next add chopped pearl onions and sauté till it turns pale.

Chopped onions added
Chopped onions added

7. Now add chopped tomatoes and sauté till it becomes mushy.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

8. Add half a cup of water along with turmeric powder, close and cook in medium flame for 5 minutes. Now all veggies will be cooked well and becomes soft.

Water added
Water added
Cooked ingredients
Cooked ingredients

9. When garlic becomes soft add the ground paste along with required salt. Keep in low flame for 3 more minutes.

Ground paste added
Ground paste added

10. Finally when you get the required consistency switch off the stove.

Garlic Onion Kuruma recipe | Poondu Vengaya Kuruma
Garlic Onion Kuruma recipe | Poondu Vengaya Kuruma

11. Garnish with one tsp of ghee and serve as side dish for idli, dosa or chapathi.

Garlic Onion Kuruma recipe | Poondu Vengaya Kuruma
Garlic Onion Kuruma recipe | Poondu Vengaya Kuruma

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