Onion - 1 large sized
Tomato - 1
Garlic cloves - 6 to 8
Tamarind juice -1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Jaggery - 1 spoon (optional)adds more tanginess
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds,cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds –1teaspoon each
Channa dal ,urad dhall- 1 teaspoon each
Dry red chilies -4 or 5
Curry leaves – 1spring
Coconut - 2 spoons
Peppercorns - 1 spoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli - 2
Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
Heat some oil in a pan and add the whole garlic cloves.Cook for 2 minutes and set aside..Add oil again and add the grated garlic fllowed by the chopped onion.Saute till they turn translucent..Add the tomatoes and cook for two minutes.Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, sugar and salt and bring it to a boil..Cool the mixture and grind it into a fine paste.
Bring the ground mixture to the pan again.Add the tamarind juice and the ground powder obtained by grinding coconut,chillies,peppercorn,cumin and coriander seeds..Adjust salt as per your taste..Add the whole garlic cloves and bring the gravy to a boil..
In a seperate vessel do the seasoning with the ingredients listed above..Add the seasoning to the gravy and serve hot with rice..
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