Onion Kolambu


Onion Kolambu

Small onions curry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people



  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Fry the coriander seeds, red chillies, asafoetida, pepper and Bengal gram.
  • Add the coconut and fry till reddish in colour.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it to a paste.
  • Peel the small onions and chop them finely.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When mustards crackle, add the small onions and fry well for 5 mins.
  • Add turmeric powder and the ground masala and stir on low heat till the oil oozes out.
  • Add the tamarind juice with 1/2 cup water and simmer.
  • Add salt and allow it to boil.
  • Cook till the raw smell of the tamarind goes and the kolambu thickens.
  • :- Serve hot with rice and pappad.
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Response (8)
  1. s
    shalini S March 19, 2007

    Great recipe!! Thanks!

  2. M
    Milly June 8, 2007

    very good recipe. Everybody liked it so much .

  3. v
    varsha narayan May 9, 2005

    Very Easy to make and very easy .

  4. v
    vrinda suresh June 27, 2005

    its very very tasty.

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