Pearl Onions in Yogurt

30 Jan

Ullipaya Majjiga Charu


Plain Yogurt 2 cups
Pearl Onions 7 – 10
Grape / Cherry Tomatoes 3
Green Chiles 2
Ginger 1 inch piece
Dried Mint Leaves a big pinch
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste


Fenugreek Seeds a pinch
Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 2
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 4 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel, remove ends and wash pearl onion.
Wash grape tomatoes.
Remove stems, wash and chop green chiles.
Peel and mince ginger.

Whisk yogurt in a bowl with 3/4th cup of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles, ginger and onions.
When onion turns little translucent, add tomatoes, mint leaves, turmeric powder and salt.
When tomatoes start to soften, remove from heat and add this to yogurt bowl.
Stir and serve with steamed rice.

Notes: Add fenugreek seeds powder instead of fenugreek seeds to enhance its flavor.


2 Responses to “Pearl Onions in Yogurt”

  1. prasanthi May 17, 2009 at 9:00 am #

    what is the pearl onion and grape/cherry tomato?

    • anusharaji May 18, 2009 at 10:07 am #

      cherry or grape tomatoes are smaller variety of tomatoes. they are juicy and little sour.
      pearl onion is smaller version of onion which is little sweet and mild.

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