Sunday, March 22, 2009

Perugu Chaaru

It's the easiest side dish to prepare and it's supposed to cool the body especially in summer. In our place, we call it Majjiga chaaru even though it is made using yogurt. It is similar to raita, but we add popu mix to it. And it goes well with any kind of rice and/or vada.


Plain yogurt - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (chopped into small pieces)
Green chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
Red dried chillies - 2
Popu mix (cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal) - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 stem
Ginger - 1 tsp (small pieces)
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as required
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Oil - 2 tsp

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add popu mix and curry leaves. When mustard seeds start popping, add red chillies, green chillies and fry for 2 mins.
  • Add the ginger pieces, turmeric and onions and fry till onions turn brown in color.
  • Turn off the heat and add this mix to the curd in a bowl along with salt. Mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


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