Here is a simple traditional recipe from my Mom.

Ingredients :

Onion – 3 nos ( medium sized ) – Vertically sliced
Red chilli – 2
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
Garlic crushed – 5 flakes ( optional )
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Tamarind Paste -3 tbsp or Thick tamarind extract – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 3 tbsp
Salt – as needed
Oil – 2 to 3 Tbsp

Method

  1. Heat Oil in a pan and add Mustard seeds.Let it crackle.
  2. Add Bengal Gram , Curry leaves , Red chilli , Asafoetida ,Garlic and Onions
  3. Fry until the Onions turn golden brown.
  4. Add Tamarind Paste , Chilli powder , Jaggery , Salt and Water.
  5. Cook for 10 mins in Medium flame.
  6. Serve Hot

Note:

Tastes best with Hot Steamed Rice , idlies , dosas , pooris , rotis and chappathis.

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