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Oct 22, 2012

Simple Nadan Ulli (Shallots) Curry without Coconut

Divya George
image <br><br>Simple nadan ulli curry is a very quick and easy recipe made with ulli(small onions),veluthulli(garlic),tamarind,tomato etc. Let us have a look on how to prepare ulli curry too simply…..

INGREDIENTS:

1. Small onions (peeled) – 1/2 cup

2. Garlic (peeled) – 1/4 cup

3. Tomato – 1 big

4. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

5. Chilly powder – 1 tsp

6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

7. Vattal mulaku (Red dried chilly)-1 or 2

8. Curry leaves – a few

9. Cooking oil – 1 tbsp

10. Tamarind – a small gooseberry size

11. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

12. Corn flour(optional) – 1 tsp

13. Sugar/jaggery- 1 tsp

14. Salt to taste

15. Water – 1 cup

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

Step 1 : Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water and extract the pulp.

Step 2 : Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.

Step 3 : Put the peeled onions, garlic, curry leaves, vattal mulaku into the oil.

Step 4 : Sauté well for 5 mins.

Step 5: Add coriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt to it.

Step 6: Put sliced tomato into it and sauté well.

Step 7: Pour tamarind extract and the remaining water into the mixture.

Step 8: Add Sugar to balance the taste and bring to boil.

Step 9: If required add diluted corn flour (Dilute 1 tsp corn flour in 1 tbsp water) to increase the thickness of the gravy.

A very simple,quick sour and tasty side dish especially for rice…don’t miss to try out…

[This recipe is prepared by Divya George of Keralacuisines.com. She is an expert in preparing traditional Kerala style food items, with the precision of a master chef.]