Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ulli Puli/Sweet and Tangy Onion Curry


Ulli Puli/Sweet and Tangy Onion Curry

Ullipuli/ulli curry is a tangy and spicy onion sauce with a touch of sweetness. The tangy taste is from puli/tamarind and the natural sweetness of pearl onions which is lightly enhanced by adding a little of jaggery, which is optional.It is a common sadhya recipe and is served as a thodu curry along with pickles like ginger, mango and lemon .It is very popular in central Kerala. The first time I tasted ullipuli was after my marriage. I first thought that it was inji/ginger curry as they looked very similar,but it tasted delicious. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Pearl onions/shallots thinly sliced- 3 cup
Sliced coconut pieces- 1 cup
Tamarind- lemon sized ball
Green chilly- 3
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Jaggery powdered- 2 tsp (optional)
Curry leaves- a few
Dry red chilly-2
Coconut oil- 2 tbs


Soak tamarind in half a cup of water and squeeze out the pulp. Cut shallots into thin slices and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When they splutter add curry leaves and dry red chilly and fry. Add sliced and chopped coconut and fry till it changes color and there is a nice aroma. Next add diced shallots,green chilly, ginger and salt. Continue sauteing in medium flame for about 8-10 minutes  till the onions change shade to brown and crispy.
Add chilly powder,turmeric powder and asafoetida and saute for a few seconds. Add tamarind pulp and adjust consistency. Allow this to cook in low medium flame till oil separates. Finally add jaggery and mix well. Once cool you can preserve this in fridge for over a week. Serve this with rice.

Sending this to Kerala Kitchen @ COOK-EZEE


Try this
Hope you will all enjoy

49 comments:

  1. Delicious, literally finger licking food, that's the best way to taste this rt, take some and lick..

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  2. Awesome Recipe Dear..Bookmarking it to try soon..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  3. Just by looking at the picture I can taste this tangy curry. Yummy. Good job Suja! :)

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  4. A wonderful recipe..looks so delicious

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  5. Delicious and mouthwatering onion curry.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. mouth watering....so looks delicious....

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  7. I never tasted this...very new to me,but this looks addictive.Delicious.

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    1. It was new to me too,had it first time after my marriage.Cochi yil popular aanu..

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  8. such a mouth watering dish! never heard of it, im sure itl go very well with rice

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  9. Never tasted this. but looks like it is similar to the one we call as puli milagai. Tempting so much here. Bookmarking it to do.

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    1. Never tried puli milagai myself,probably might be similar,will surely try that once :)

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  10. awesome..u made it perfectly........vl try this....
    Maha

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  11. wow...lovely n perfect dear....

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  12. awesome ..mouthwatering ...with rice and curd perfect combo..

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  13. looks so tangy n yummy, lovely ulli curry..kothiyavunu Suja :)

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  14. Vayil kappalodikkan vellam vannu..awesome preparation,sounds like a cross between puli inji and theeyal,will try it for sure..

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    1. Yes Vrinda,you are right..it is a cross,In Central Kerala the call this as ulli puli/ulli curry and theeyal as varutharacha curry.

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  15. Never had this...Looks very yummy...

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  16. very delicious n tangy curry.....ur samosas in prev post hv come out too good,just like the store bought ones..

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  17. ithu puthiyathato Suja.I haven't tried yet.For sure I have to now.The fact is my mouth waters simply watching the click..Magical !

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  18. ithu puthiyathato Suja.I haven't tried yet.For sure I have to now.The fact is my mouth waters simply watching the click..Magical !

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  19. wow..aadipoli recipe..try cheyyanallo

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  20. Its fingerlicking good. Awesome recipe dear.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  21. very yummy want to try this today ..lovely recipe ...
    www.sriyafood.blogspot.com

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  22. This onion curry is new to me, the color is so appealing. Got to try it sometime soon suja.

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  23. This is something new to me..Looks finger-licking good!!!!!!

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  24. Looks yummy yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe dear. Glad to follow you. Do visit my blog when you get time.
    http://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lavanya,loved your blog so much..sure will be a regular visitor:)

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  25. Thats an awesome side dish Suja, looks like Puli Inji yet a lot different. I sure wanna give it a try. Thanks a lot for sending it KK Event :-)

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    1. Thanks Prathibha,happy hosting and have fun:)

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  26. This looks great..can be made for Onam sadya as well!

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    1. Yes,onam and vishu sadyayil aanu ithu serve cheyunnathu.Do try this :)

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  27. Very nice. Does it go well for idly, dosa too or only with rice . planning to make this.

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  28. So new to me! Sounds incredibly delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  29. That is such a new recipe. I would love to have this onion curry :)

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  30. Just by looking at these ingredients can say that it must have tasted simply grt...YUM!

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  31. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  32. ummm I am licking my fingers after seeing these pictures virtually.. What a treat !

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  33. vaayil oru kappal oodikkanulla vellam undu....looks so tempting and perfect...yumm!!!

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  34. This looks super delicious ! I am going to try it someday.

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