May 13, 2010

Ulli Thoran ( Small onions stir - fried with coconut )

Ulli Thoran ( Small onions stir - fried with coconut )

( Piyyava Sukke in Konkani )

Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

250 g small onions ( shallots / chuvannulli / sambar onion ), finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

For Seasoning:

2 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal

For coconut mixture:

1/4 cup grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
Mix grated coconut with red chilli powder and turmeric powder.


Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add jeera ( cumin seeds ) and urad dal. Saute for 1 - 2 minutes.

Add chopped onions. Fry on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes on a low heat till light pink in color.

Mix with grated coconut mixture and add salt to taste.

Do not add water. Stir occasionally.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until done / fragrant.

Serve as a side dish with Rice.


Priti said...

Looks gr8 and this is new to me.....wonderful recipe

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Will be excellent with rotis :)

Suman said...

never made stir fry onions...nice side dish to go with paratha's or roti...wonderful recipe....thanks for sharing.

Kathy Gori said...

Maybe I'll try this with some of the new spring onions available here.