Green Onion Curry

Monday, December 8, 2008

Green Onions or Scallions…also has the name spring onions are used in Salads,Soups and Chinese Cuisine. They can be eaten raw , but you can also grill or sauté them. My mom used to make this stuff and served it with Rotis. In India it looked a l’il the end of the bunch small flowers were found,probably that’s the reason they were also called as “Vengaya Poo” meaning Onion flowers in Tamil. I picked up three bunches couple days back and used it yesterday….......ofcourse the one we get here are without the flowers.

I was thinking about my brother while making he used to like this curry too…..Gosh.... I miss him loads.

It’s a very simple curry and it hardly takes time. Adding peanuts was the only variation/addition to the original recipe.

Green Onions – 3 bunches
Red Chilli powder – 1tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Urad Dal – ½ tsp
Peanuts – 2 tbsp roasted & crushed(coarse)
Salt – as per taste

Method –
1.Heat Oil in a Pan, add mustard seeds and Urad dal.
2.Add the chopped Green Onions , Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli powder and salt. Saute well.
3.When it becomes soft , add the Crushed peanuts , Sauté for a min and switch of the flame
Serve the above with hot Rotis.

For the peanuts - In a kadai, roast the peanuts till they turn brown, remove skin and crush it. I used the mixer and coarsely grinded the peanuts.

Also,once the onions get cooked the quantity reduces.Three bunches is good enuf for only one person.


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