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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vazhakkai Poriyal

Vazhakkai, 1 no  
Red Onion, 1 no
Oil, 1 tbs
Mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal, 1  tsp
Garlic, 4-5 cloves
Ginger, 1 " Piece
Green chillies, 2-3 nos
Asafoetida, a pinch
Salt to taste
Curry leaves, 1 sprig
Grated coconut(optional) 2-3 tbs

  1. Cook vazhakkai with its skin on, till its completely cooked but still firm. Dont over cook it. Then remove the skin and grate it.
  2. Cut garlic into small pieces and grate ginger too.
  3. Heat oil in the skillet and add mustard seeds.Once they splutter, add urad dhal, chopped onions, slit green chillies, curry leaves,garlic and ginger. Also add asafoetida.
  4. Cook till the onion turns into golden brown then add turmeric powder. Cook till the raw smell is gone.
  5. Then add the grated vazhakkai , salt and mix well. Remove from heat.
  6. Finally add the grated coconut and mix well.
Serve them with rice and gravy of your choice.

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