This, I believe is a Tamil recipe, though I am not very sure. It might even be called Puli Venda Saaru.
It builds upon my other recipe of onion chilly mash.
This is used as a main course curry for traditional meals.

Vivek R Iyer


  1. 10 Red onions
  2. 3 Green chillies
  3. 1 Tablespoon Oil
  4. 1 Pinch Tamarind
  5. 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  6. To Taste Curry leaves


20 mins
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    Prepare the tamarind solution by mixing the tamarind in luke warm water and removing the seeds. Make sure it has the required tangy taste.

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    Add the mustard seeds into the pan. Add oil and heat until the seeds pop.

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    Mash the onions with bare hands and add them to the pan and stir.

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    Add the chopped red chillies also the pan and stir well for 5 minutes.

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    Add the tamarind solution to the pan and cook until it becomes a semi-thick solution.

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    Garnish with curry leaves and serve with rice or other traditional meals.

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