Friday, January 20, 2012

Erulli kaavu gojju/Sping Onion Curry Recipe

First of all, a very happy & a prosperous new year to all. I know, I am late in wishing. But, I have so many valid (really?!) reasons behind it. Anyways, better late than never. Enjoy twenty-twelve in your way!
(Photo courtesy:  http://myfrencheasel.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-2012.html )

Back to the recipe. Spring onions or green onions are called erulli hoovu or erulli kaavu in Kannada. My mom makes a tasty gojju/curry with this & I love it. This time, mom picked up the spring onions from my native & I made the curry as per her instructions. We all loved it with akki rotti & rice!

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15-20 mins
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:
Spring onions/erulli kaavu: Around 600gms
Thick tamarind extract: 2 tsp
Jaggery: 2 tsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 8-10 nos
Salt: As per needs

For spice paste:
Roasted channa dal/hurigadale: 1-2 tbsp
Red chillies: 8-12 nos, non spicy one
Sesame seeds/ellu/til: 3 tsp
Urad dal: 2 tsp
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Grated coconut: 1/2 cup, fresh/frozen
Oil: 1 tsp



Method:

  • Prepare the spice paste first. Heat oil in a medium pan. When oil is hot, add urad dal followed by sesame seeds. Saute the sesame seeds on low heat for 20-30 secs. Throw in the red chillies & saute till the aroma of the red chillies fill the kitchen (or till the chillies become crisp & change its color).
  • Allow the chilli mixture to cool. When cooled, throw it in a blender along with roasted channa dal, coriander leaves & grated coconut. Add 2-3 tbsp of water and prepare a smooth paste out of it. Scoop out the paste  keep it aside.
  • Cut the green onions length wise ( 1cm apart) & discard the flower. (Refer the picture below)

  • Heat oil in a broad pan. When oil is hot, add the cumin & mustard seeds. When seeds splutter, add curry leaves & chopped spring onion greens. Saute the greens for a minute. Ensure oil is evenly coated on the greens. Keep the heat medium. Continue sauteing for 2-3 mins. 
  • Add the jaggery, tamarind paste, salt & spice paste to the greens. Add around /2 cup of water. Let the gravy thicken for 5-8 mins.
  • Serve it hot with rice or roti.

Notes:

  • It is important to use tender green onions while preparing this gravy, else the greens become very chewy after cooking.
  • Roasted channa dal/hurigadale could be replaced with gram dal/kadale bele/channa dal. If you intend to use channa dal, do roast them in oil along with the urad dal & rest of the procedure remains same.

11 comments:

  1. Simply delicious looking spring onion recipe. Wonderful preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. Happy 2012 to you too sushma. .How have you been? Gojju looks yumm :)

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  3. Happy New Year to you too Sushma!

    Gojju looks fabulous, I make it almost the same except with Kadlebele and fry it in oil with ellu etc, love it. I once got a bunch of eerulli kavu looking things in an Asian food mart and brought it home, realized it had a strong garlic smell:-), turned out to be chives.

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  4. delicious and very innovative recipe.

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  5. Just mouthwatering...looks so fresh, delectable & delicious!

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  6. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting curry,Happy 2012..

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  7. I never knew we can make curry with spring onions...my husband always asks me why sell a big bunch of spring onions when it is only used for only garnish. Love to give this recipe a try and will surprise him.....Curry looks yummy.....

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  8. First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious.…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. yummy and lovely recipe.what a colour and a good picture.can i use the same spice for onion gujju?

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  10. Curry looks super delicious..u have lovely space..glad to follow u!! :)

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  11. My MIL makes a similar curry, nice recipe with spring onion!

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