Spicy onion curry is a quick and easy south Indian curry, a delicious side dish to enjoy with poori or chapati’s. A simple and tasty curry can be prepared in a short time, onion is the main ingredient in the curry, adding tomatoes is optional, a coconut based south Indian curry which is a perfect combination for chapati or poori’s.
Onion – 4 medium (thinly sliced)
Tomato – 1 medium (optional)
Coriander – 1 small bunch chopped
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp ( adjust to your taste)
Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp
To grind –
Coconut – 1/2 cup
Poppy seeds – 3/4 tsp
Garlic – 2 or 3 pods
Ginger – 1 small piece
Clove – 2 no’s
Cinnamon – 1 or 2 small pieces
Keep all the ingredients ready to start. Add the ingredients to grind, blend it without adding water, until all the ingredients gets powdered, then add water to grind, blend it to a smooth paste, and keep it ready.
Heat a pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add chopped onion and coriander, fry until onion turns to golden brown in colour.
Add tomato (optional), fry until it get soft.
Add spice powders, toss it well.
Add grounded paste into it, fry it for a while, add 1/2 cup of water, salt to taste.
Bring it to boil for 3 to 4 min in a medium flame, close the lid of the pan, cook it in a medium flame.
Bring the curry to a thick in consistency.
Switch of the flame. Rest it for 5 to 10 min before you serve.
Enjoy Spicy Onion curry as a side dish for Poori, or with chapati’s.
This curry can be prepared with lots of onions without adding tomatoes as well.
Always prefer to add less quantity of spices to prepare this curry (mild spicy).