VENGAYA (ONION) VADAGAM
This is vadagam. This could be stored for 1 year. This is used in keerai (greens) curry, vegetables and when fish curries are made. This has to be prepared when there is hot sun around.. else its of no use.
I usually buy this recipe from the shops. I decided to prepare my own vadagam this year and thats when I came across this recipe. Here we go:
onion - 1 1/2 kg
Garlic - 1/4 kg
Cumin seeds - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 cup
Split urud dal - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4cup
Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
Oil for making the balls
- Finely chop the onions, garlic.
- Mix all the ingredients together & dry them in the sunlight for 2 days.
- On the third day, grease the palm with oil & make a balls from it.
- Dry the balls in the sunlight for 10 to 15 subsequent days till it becomes very hard like golf ball.