When I posted the recipe for thattukada (street food style) chicken, I’d told you about an amazing onion curry that goes really well with it. Well, here’s the unique recipe you’ve all been waiting for – thattukada (street food style onion curry).
So whenever I make thattukada chicken, I also cook this onion curry to serve with parotta. Thattukada chicken + onion curry + parotta = the lip smacking street food combo!
To make this curry, I simply sautéed the onions and then cooked them in spices. And there you go – a simple street food mad at home!
- 1 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp mustard seeds
- 3 medium red or brown onions, thinly sliced (I used red onions)
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 1 cm piece ginger, finely chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- 3 tsp ground coriander
- ½ tsp red chilly powder
- 1 small tomato, chopped (optional)
- A pinch of white sugar
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves, to garnish (optional)
- In a large pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Splutter mustard seeds. Add onions, and sauté, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent. Add curry leaves. Saute gain, stirring occasionally, until onions turn light brown.
- Add ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute, or until fragrant.
- Add water to cover the onions. Cover with a lid, and cook for one minute. Remove the lid. Add dry spices – ground turmeric, ground coriander, and red chilly powder. Stir and sauté for a minute, or until fragrant.
- Add tomatoes and enough salt. Add more water to make sauce. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until onions are cooked. Add sugar and continue to cook until heated through. Remove from heat.
- Serve thattukada onion curry with thattukada chicken and parotta.