Onion Curry | Easy Side Dish for Chapati

>>  Friday, April 12, 2013

Today is another special dish from Athamma's mom, who used to make this dish when they were kids. Athamma has been telling me about this dish, which was normally done when they were short of time and wanted a quick dish for their Jowar rotis. It now served with chapathis, whereas during their childhood days, Athamma's mom used to make with Jowar rotis.

I wanted to make this when I was planning to make the theme "Cooking with Onions". Somehow I didn't get around making it. So it surely suited my needs when I was asking Athamma for dishes that she makes from her mom. Athamma had made this once before but I didn't get to taste it that time. So I asked Athamma to make this again. 

I was able to taste this and realised how delicious it tastes. Simple, yet classic side dish for Chapati.

Konda's exams got over today, she was so excited about the exams finally getting over. Now the boys have school until end of this month. Anyway I need to find ways to keep them occupied.

Coming to the recipe, you can use as much of onions you want, as this only onions with masala.

Onion Curry

Ingredients Needed

Onions - 3 big
Green Chilis - 4 long
Tomatoes - 2 small
Roasted Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves handful


Dry Coconut / Copra - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 4 cloves

How to make the Onion Curry

Cut the onions as juliennes.

Grind the coconut and garlic into a fine powder. Since the coconut is dried, you will get a powder when you grind.

Heat a non stick pan with oil, saute the onions. After sauting it for 5 mins, add the slit green chilies, turmeric powder and salt. 

After 5 mins, add the tomatoes, coriander powder. Then add the coconut garlic powder. Saute well and add water as required. Bring to boil and simmer till everything is cooked. This takes about 7 - 10 mins. 

Switch off when the gravy thickens.

Serve with Chapatis

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vaishali sabnani April 12, 2013 at 8:29 PM  

That is surely an interesting dish...Sindhi's use lot of onion in their dishes, but not coconut.I can relate to the flavor of the the way you have thrown in those green chillies .I would pick and eat all of them.

Suchi Sm April 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM  

easy tasty side dish..........

Shella Grover April 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM  

I love such an onion side dish. Never seen the addition of coconut. Yummy

Priya Suresh April 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM  

Flavourful curry, excellent side dish for rotis,drooling over that last pic.

nayana April 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM  

Perfect side dish for chapati must be delicious....

Sapana Behl April 12, 2013 at 11:27 PM  

Nice curry for onion lovers like me it will be a hit!

Shobha April 13, 2013 at 3:07 AM  

Interesting !

Archana Potdar April 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM  

Valli in Goa we have a veggie like this and it is called Tamat bhaji. of course it has a little garam masala but i do agree this is a n amazing tasty dish,

Vanamala Hebbar April 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM  

something new to me..nice curry April 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM  

Very easy and interesting side dish, since onions are always there at home its something that can be whipped up asap!

Veena Theagarajan April 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM  

easy and tempting dish

Suma Gandlur April 14, 2013 at 3:44 AM  

Simple one to put together.We make it without the coconut and garlic and call it tomato gojju.

Pallavi Purani April 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

Wow... this can be a dish I shall run to when the vegetable shopping has not been done. Love the tomatoes peeking out of the bowl. Super quick and yumm

Saraswathi Tharagaram April 16, 2013 at 2:55 AM  

We used to prepare this without onions and will try with tomatoes next time.. Perfect combo..

Foodiliciousnan April 17, 2013 at 1:10 AM  

I don't think it was exactly this, but i remember eating an onion curry with Jowari roti in a traditional Bangalorean restaurant. I'm not too big on onions, but the combo was great. I love the looks of this curry!

Manju April 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM  

Simple and quick side dish for roti. Sometimes I use to scratch my head bookmarking this.

Rajani S April 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM  

The curry would pair so well with rotis!

Pavani N April 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM  

Such a flavorful onion curry. Bookmarked!!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi April 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM  

A good side dish for chapati! Never tried adding coconut though!

Nivedhanams Sowmya April 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM  

i always thought onions and coconut do not go together.. this is looking interesting!!!
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veena krishnakumar April 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM  

This looks very good Valli. I make something very similar and it is so easy to cook in the morning...looks very nice

Devarajan sathya October 26, 2015 at 8:51 PM  

Wow it's super dish

Anonymous November 6, 2015 at 10:32 PM  

but it couln't be toothsome without salt

Srivalli November 7, 2015 at 11:16 AM  

AnonYes this needs salt of course!

Ranjita Hegde June 12, 2016 at 5:05 PM  

Can i replace green chilli with red chilli?

Srivalli June 12, 2016 at 5:52 PM  

Ranjita Red Chilli powder will not lead the same taste as green chilies. However no harm in trying if you don't have green chilies on hand.

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