No Onion No Garlic Side Dish for Chapati / Poori
Konda's exams got over today, she was so excited about the exams finally getting over. Now the boys have school until the end of this month. Anyway, I need to find ways to keep them occupied.
Coming to the recipe, you can use as much of onions you want, as this gravy is made with just onions along with masala.
Onion Curry ~ Easy Side Dish for Chapati
This onion curry is a simple and easy-to-make side dish for chapati. When you are short of ideas on what to make for a quick dinner, then this comes to aid.
We mostly dry the coconut and store it as copra powder, which comes in handy when you came side dishes like this.
So, just pulse it along with garlic for a flavorsome dish.
What is used to spice this curry?
We use green chilies for the spice and for more flavour, we mostly have roasted coriander ground and stored. This gives a different flavour than the powder that's ground in the mill.
Since it's very easy to make, this hardly takes time to get cooked.
Onion Curry ~ Easy Side Dish for Chapati
- 3 big Onions approx. 2 cups
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 4 long Green Chillies
- 2 small Tomatoes
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder roasted
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- Handful Coriander Leaves
- 2 tbsp Dry Coconut / Copra
- 4 cloves Garlic
How to make Onion Curry
- Cut the onions as juliennes.
- Grind the coconut and garlic into a fine powder. Since the coconut is dried, you will get a powder when you grind.
- Slice onions as juliennes and put it in water as you slice. This is just to wash and make it get cooked faster.
- Heat a nonstick pan with cooking oil, add cumin seeds, then add sliced onions. Saute the onions. After sautéing it for 5 mins, add the slit green chilies, turmeric powder and salt.
- After 5 mins, add the tomatoes, coriander powder. Then, add the coconut garlic powder. Saute well and add water as required.
- Bring to boil and simmer till everything is cooked. This takes about 7 - 10 mins.
- Switch off when the gravy thickens.
- Serve with Chapatis.
Side dish for Roti with Chana / Chickpea
Side Dish for Chapati with Potato / Aloo
If you are looking for other easy Side dishes for Chapati, then try this Quick Kadai Paneer
vaishali sabnani says
That is surely an interesting dish...Sindhi's use lot of onion in their dishes, but not coconut.I can relate to the flavor of the dish...like the way you have thrown in those green chillies .I would pick and eat all of them.
Suchi Sm says
easy tasty side dish..........
Shella Grover says
I love such an onion side dish. Never seen the addition of coconut. Yummy
Priya Suresh says
Flavourful curry, excellent side dish for rotis,drooling over that last pic.
Perfect side dish for chapati must be delicious....
Sapana Behl says
Nice curry for onion lovers like me it will be a hit!
Archana Potdar says
Valli in Goa we have a veggie like this and it is called Tamat bhaji. of course it has a little garam masala but i do agree this is a n amazing tasty dish,
Vanamala Hebbar says
something new to me..nice curry
Very easy and interesting side dish, since onions are always there at home its something that can be whipped up asap!
Veena Theagarajan says
easy and tempting dish
Suma Gandlur says
Simple one to put together.We make it without the coconut and garlic and call it tomato gojju.
Pallavi Purani says
Wow... this can be a dish I shall run to when the vegetable shopping has not been done. Love the tomatoes peeking out of the bowl. Super quick and yumm
Saraswathi Tharagaram says
We used to prepare this without onions and will try with tomatoes next time.. Perfect combo..
I don't think it was exactly this, but i remember eating an onion curry with Jowari roti in a traditional Bangalorean restaurant. I'm not too big on onions, but the combo was great. I love the looks of this curry!
Simple and quick side dish for roti. Sometimes I use to scratch my head bookmarking this.
Rajani S says
The curry would pair so well with rotis!
Pavani N says
Such a flavorful onion curry. Bookmarked!!
Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi says
A good side dish for chapati! Never tried adding coconut though!
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
i always thought onions and coconut do not go together.. this is looking interesting!!!
veena krishnakumar says
This looks very good Valli. I make something very similar and it is so easy to cook in the morning...looks very nice
Devarajan sathya says
Wow it's super dish
but it couln't be toothsome without salt
AnonYes this needs salt of course!
Ranjita Hegde says
Can i replace green chilli with red chilli?
Ranjita Red Chilli powder will not lead the same taste as green chilies. However no harm in trying if you don't have green chilies on hand.
My Avva (Mother) used to make tasty onion pallya (Curry) only with Onion , Green chillies , oil, turmeric and salt.
Excellent dish..very tasty tried it yesterday!!!
Tried it... tasted was different which i cant compare... but it was really good.... both my kids loved it.. Thanks alot...
I just added lime juice at end...
Nancy George says
Can we add fresh coconut instead of dessicated coconut
Nancy, yes you can use fresh coconut as well.
The recipe looks easy but i have few doubts. In the first pic which shows the sliced onions, it looks like they've been left in water. Do we need to leave them in water as we slice them? There is no mention of it in the recipe
And in the third pic, the pan with the heated oil, it looks like you've added some cumin seeds to temper but there is no mention of cumin seeds in ingredients or recipe.
Hi, looks like while updating the post, that step got missed out, thanks for pointing out. Yes we temper with cumins seeds. The sliced onions are added to water just to wash, thats how my mother in law handles onions as she tears very quickly and so she soaks onions in water as she slices them. It also helps in cooking the onions faster. thanks for dropping by..:)