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Sambar onion gojju | Onion Gojju | erulli gojju

Sambar onion gojju recipe | onion gojju recipe | erulli recipe |
Very tasty onion gojju, a side dish goes well with rotti, chapathi, Jolada rotti and even with rice. Onion gojju is spicy, tangy and healthy. I am sure onions are the only vegetables which can be found in almost everyone’s pantry, so try this today and I am sure you will love it. I am using the small shallots/ sambar onion/pearl onion in this recipe, but we can do the same recipe using regular onion as well
This is a gluten free , vegan side dish recipe.
Try this other variety onion gojju using rasam powderCLICK HERE
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Ukkarisida  akki rotti recipe – CLICK HERE

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Jolada rotti – CLICK HERE

chapathi recipe – CLICK HERE

Ingredients for making Sambar onion gojju:

For seasoning:

  • 1 1/4 to 1.5 cup of small sambar/pearl onion(clean it and keep it ready)
  • 3 tsp oil
  • pinch of hing
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Also we need:

  • small keylime size tamarind (wash and soak in water)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 to 2 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • chopped coriander leaves to garnish

For masale:

  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp uddina bele/urad dal
  • 1 tsp kadle bele/ chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp menthya/methi seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 to 5 red chillies(more or less)
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut(more or less)


  1. Heat eat the oil in a small pan on medium low, while stirring add the following ingredients- Dals, menthya, jeera, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, red chillies, Fry it until the dals turn golden brown
  2. Once the dals turn golden brown, add coconut , mix it and turn off the heat. Allow it to cool
  3. Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan, once hot add hing, mustard seeds, after it pops add onions, and sprinkle some salt.
  4. Fry it until the onions are cooked well
  5. Grind the masala along with tamarind and water to a fine paste
  6. Once the onions are fried and cooked well add the masala, enough water,(3/4 to 1 cup) mix it well
  7. If needed add more water
  8. Add curry leaves, turmeric powder, salt and jaggery, mix it well and let it cook on medium low heat for 6 to 8 minutes. Make sure to stir in between
  9. After 6 to 8 minutes – gojju is ready. Add chopped coriander leaves, mix it and turn off the heat.
  10. Serve the gojju with rice, rotti, chapathi, idli as well.