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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Eerulli Kaavu Gojju / Green Onion Curry

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
1/2 tsp jaggery
A pinch of hing
Salt as per tatse


  1. Wash, clean and chop green onions into fine pieces.

  2. Heat oil in kadai and add mustard seeds; Add hing, curry leaves after the seeds splutter.

  3. To this, add chopped green onions and fry until it is completely cooked.

  4. Meanwhile, dry roast Ellu/Til and dry red chillies until you smell the fresh aroma of the masala.

  5. Grind the roasted masala with chana dahlia,hing, coconut and mustard seeds to a smooth paste.

  6. Add the masala paste to the onions after they are cooked completely. Add water to get the desired consistency and allow it to boil.

  7. To this add tamarind paste, jaggery, salt and boil well.

  8. Serve hot with rice or rotis and enjoi!!


Anonymous said...

hey!! nice recipe...dint know I could use green onion this way..thnx!!


Cynthia said...

Technology is great eh? :) That looks so tasty.

FH said...

Ramya,great dish.I cook with Green oinions too,love it:))
Thank God your comment is working,I had real trouble accessing some blogs!

Bong Mom said...

That was good so now you have live online help :) You should put the webcam in the kitchen now :)
That curry looks great, never used green onion for curry

archana said...

Wow technology has made life so easy. Liked the recipe. We make a dry sabzi of green onions. Will try yours next time :)

Seena said...

Have never tried a recipe with green onion..will try this first when preparing one..

Roopa said...

ramya nice recipe i too love green onions.....

Sia said...

LOL... green signal for erulli kaavu from amma? ;)
amma makes similar gojju minus sesame nad hurigadale. i guess the taste will be little different then. i will try this gojju very soon and let u know ramya.

Suganya said...

Hay this is new to me...Never tried this before...I love it...Lovely pictures....

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Yeah... This one is indeed a little different. try it out and let me know :)

Technology is indeed gr8!! :) Glad you liked it :)

Thanx Asha... Yeah, Even I faced some probs the other day. I think some of the default settings were changed...

hehe :D yeah.... you wont believe, when I made kodubale for the first time my webcam was switched on throughout!!!! :P

Prema Sundar said...

YEah I too don't know that green onions can be used for a curry.nice one Ramya.

Chef Jeena said...

Nice recipe it looks really tasty :)

Anonymous said...

wow...what a nice recipe..thanks for sharing

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Yeah, very true... Sure try it out and let me know! :)

Sure.. Try it andlet me know :)

Thanx a lot!! I love green onions too!! :)

hehe ;D yeah.... I used to be really scared to try out anything new, initially. I wanted amma to verify everything first and only then would I go ahead.... :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Yeah.... Do try it out. It is really tasty. :)

Thanx a lot!! :)

Richa said...

hey the curry looks fantastic!!
a must try! i make a dry curry with spring onion, this sounds like a nice variation, thanks to u, ur mom & the webcam ;o)

Sreelu said...


I have never used green onion for anything else but decoration, wow great recipe.
Thanks for sharing

Viji said...

A great dish with green oinios. With sesame seeds could feel the taste. Viji

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Richa, Sreelu, Viji,
Thanx a lot girls!! Yeah.. thid dish is indeed different and tasty. Try it out sometime :)

Lakshmi said...

Thanks for reminding this gojju. Will try it out this time.

Vani said...

I love eeruli kaavu anything, especially gojju! That was funny that u showed your mom on the webcam what it looked like! :)

Altoid said...

Hey Ramya

Tried this, turned out awesome and a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing


TBC said...

It's my first time here. You have a nice blog with some great recipes. I like this one a lot and am bookmarking it. Will be back for more later!

Ash said...

I tried this out, it is delicious, but it looks very different than what mine turned out.

Do you use black or white eLLu?
Do we need to grind mustard seeds too? How much of it?
When you say a bunch, how big was the bunch, mine wilted to a small amount.