Onion Curry - South Indian Recipe
Karnataka Curry - Onion / Irulli gojju recipe
This onion curry is a South Indian curry recipe. It is called Onion Gojju and is from the southern state of Karnataka.
I always have onions at home as I use them a lot in my cooking. When no other vegetables
are available, I make this onion gojju.
This onion gojju curry is a bit spicy and very tasty curry. It is served with
Steamed Rice ,
a variety of indian breads
You may use white or red onions for this curry.
to Make Onion Curry - Onion Gojju - Irulli Gojju
Main ingredients for Onion Gojju for 4-6 servings
- Onions - 4-5 large, about 3 cups finely chopped.
Powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Jaggery (gud) - 2/3 tea spoons, more or less according to taste.
- Tamarind (imli) - small lime sized or tamarind extract
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds (rai) - 1/2 tsp
- Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric (haldi) powder - 1/2 tsp
- Asafotieda / hing - 1/4 tsp1
- Fresh coconut - 2 tbsp.
- Poppy seeds (optional) - 1 tsp
- Curry leaves - 8-10 leaves
- Coriander(cilantro) leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
- Salt - 1 tsp or according to taste.
Preparation before cooking onion curry
- Grind poppy seeds (if using) and coconut to fine paste adding a little water.
tamarind in water for 10-15 minutes. Extract juice, keep aside.
Cooking Method for onion curry - onion gojju
- Heat oil in a deep pan.
- Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. when they stop
spluttering, add asafoetida and turmeric powder, curry leaves.
- Add chopped onions and mix. Keep stirring once in a
- Cook for 10 minutes or till onions turn transparent and soft.
- Add tamarind juice, jaggery, rasam powder,salt.
with a lid and cook for 7-8 minutes.
- Add coconut/poppy seeds paste. Add water if necessary to get desired consistency .
for another 5 minutes.
- Add Coriander leaves(cilantro).
- Take off the fire.
Your Onion Gojju is ready to serve with
- You may use Sambar
Powder instead of rasam powder for variation.The curry will thicken.
- You may use tamarind extract or tamarind powder instead of tamarind to save time.
- Add more jaggery if you like sweetish taste. I like it a bit sweetish. White onions are likely to be sweetish compared to red onions.
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