Green Onions or Spring Onions are called Eruli Kavu/Eerulli Kaavu in kannada. Back in India my mother used to make a kind of curry (called 'gojju' in kannada) with it ,which we all loved. Its a very traditional dish and is quite common in the Bengalooru-Mysooru parts of Karnataka. Eeruli Kavu that we get back in India are a little more crisp than the green onions you find here in the US, and they have small flowers at the bottom end. So, when I picked up green onions from the store last week I wasn't really sure if they were the same as Eruli Kavu.... So, you know what I did??!!?! I came home... Asked mom to come online on yahoo, switched on the webcam and asked her if they looked the same!! :))))) She okayed it and I went ahead and tried out this traditional recipe. It turned out really good!!!! Here's how I made it...
1 bunch Green onions
1 cup Fresh/frozen grated coconut
2 tsp Ellu/Til/Sesame seeds
3-4 Dry Red chillis, low to medium spiced
2 tsp Hurigadale/Putaani/Channa Dhalia
1 tsp Mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1/4 tsp tamarind paste
2-3 tsp Oil
2-3 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp jaggery
A pinch of hing
Salt as per tatse
- Wash, clean and chop green onions into fine pieces.
- Heat oil in kadai and add mustard seeds; Add hing, curry leaves after the seeds splutter.
- To this, add chopped green onions and fry until it is completely cooked.
- Meanwhile, dry roast Ellu/Til and dry red chillies until you smell the fresh aroma of the masala.
- Grind the roasted masala with chana dahlia,hing, coconut and mustard seeds to a smooth paste.
- Add the masala paste to the onions after they are cooked completely. Add water to get the desired consistency and allow it to boil.
- To this add tamarind paste, jaggery, salt and boil well.
- Serve hot with rice or rotis and enjoi!!