Sukku/Dry Ginger/Shonti/Sonth ....for more glossary translation click my translation on the header or
Since one week everyone at home are with severe cold and cough ... all due to this weather change and allergies...so just made this curry which is good to eat/comforts us when we have severe cold.
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Dry ginger - 2 inch piece
Shallots/Pearl onions - 10 - 12 ( chopped little) OR
Red onion - 1 big chopped fine
Garlic - 4 flakes
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Tamarind - 2 inch piece( Soak in a cup of water for 20 mts and extract pulp)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Sambar powder OR Curry powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves - all few
Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp
You can also substitute the use of sambar or curry powder with these fresh masala
Channa dhal - 1/2 tbsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Pepper corns - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 5
( Fry all these ingredients with few drops of oil by adding one after the other... cool and grind with other grinding ingredeints)
Heat 2 drops of oil and fry dry ginger for less than a minute.... cool and grind with coconut to a fine paste( if using fresh masala... add that also and grind together).
Heat oil in a frying pan and add chopped onions... fry till light brown.... next add garlic flakes and fry together for 2 minutes.... add all the powders( if using powders) and mix well.... then add tamarind pulp... reduce flame and cook till the volume reduces.... next add the ground paste, salt and cup of water... cook till the raw smell leaves for 10 - 12 minutes.
Temper it with the tempering ingredients and serve with rice.
Sending this to Trupti of Recipe centre's Comfort food for illness
Also sending in and other post which is very good for common colds -