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Ulli Thoran ( Small onions stir - fried with coconut )

Posted May 13 2010 6:28am

Ulli Thoran ( Small onions stir - fried with coconut )

( Piyyava Sukke in Konkani )

Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

250 g small onions ( shallots / chuvannulli / sambar onion ), finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

For Seasoning:

2 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal

For coconut mixture:

1/4 cup grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Mix grated coconut with red chilli powder and turmeric powder.


Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add jeera ( cumin seeds ) and urad dal. Saute for 1 - 2 minutes.

Add chopped onions. Fry on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes on a low heat till light pink in color.

Mix with grated coconut mixture and add salt to taste.

Do not add water. Stir occasionally.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until done / fragrant.

Serve as a side dish with Rice.

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