Thursday, 13 September 2012

Ulli Thoran (Stir fried Onion with cocunut)

Yesterday, it was raining cats and dogs outside and since morning was craving to eat something spicy, was wondering what to prepare for lunch? After pondering for a while, saw the shallots in the basket and suddenly remembered the spicy "Ulli Thoran" my mom used to prepare using Shallots(kunjulli), but since it was already 1.00 p.m and was short of time, thought of trying Uilli thoran using the Onions instead of shallots as it would take time to peel and chop each one of them.

And believe me, 'Ulli Thoran' using Onions tasted really good and spicy. Ulli thoran- a Kerala dish is made using Shallots/Onion with crushed grated fresh coconut.

Ingredients                                                  Quantity

Onions  medium sized                                      :  3
Chilly powder                                                      : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder                                               :  1/4 tsp
Coriander powder                                              :  2 tsp
Coconut( finely chopped)                               :  1 tsp 
Salt                                                                           : As required

For seasoning:-

Mustard seeds                                                      :  1 tsp
Urad Dal(Black Grams)                                    :  1/4 tsp
Curry leaves                                                         : a string
Dry red chillies(Kollamulaku)                       :  1- 2 nos
Oil                                                                             :  2 tsp

Preparation Method:

  • Clean and chop the onions into very fine pieces.
  • Take a wok/Kadai , heat oil, splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add the dry chilli, Urad dal/black gram , chopped coconut pieces and curry leaves.
  • Saute for 2 mins till the coconut pieces turns light brown.
  • In a mixer grinder just crush the coconut along with a pinch of  turmeric and chilly powder. 
  • Add the chopped Onion and saute till it changes its colour to medium light brown or it starts to leave oil on the sides of the pan. Keep stirring it continuously.
  • Lower the flame and add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt , mix  them properly with the onions. Saute for 1-2 min
  • Add the crushed coconut as well and mix everything properly. If required sprinkle a little water and close it with a lid for 2 mins.
  • Open the lid and saute it till you feel the onions have properly cooked i.e it doesn't smell. 
This dish can be had as a side dish along with rice as.

Note. The dish needs to be prepared on low flame lest the onions stick to the pan.


1 comment:

  1. Hey Preeti...

    This looks good. Will try it... I have had as akid when my mom used to prepare.


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