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Chettinaad Koradda; a delicious n simple side dish


Korada the name striked me when i was browsing the web and it is completely new to me. With the tag Chettinad i assumed that it should be really tasty and a side dish recipe is always welcomed by a housewife as we tend to give new  menu and  always run out of ideas . This is  a relatively simple dish and the small onion presence in our house should always bring our in our minds this recipe. Yes it is  so easy and no grind recipe. 


1.Shallots -1 cup

2.Garlic pods -3

3.Ginger -1  inch

4. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5.Mustard seeds -1 tsp

6. Urad dal -1 tsp

7. Chilli powder -1 tsp

8. Jaggery Powder -1 tsp

9.Tamarind – gooseberry size.

10.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

11.. Oil -1 tsp

12.Salt – Enough to taste


  1. Soak the small onion in water and after  a while peel the skin .
  2.  Cut the onion into small pieces , cover and keep aside.
  3. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice .
  4. Peel the skin of garlic and cut into fine pieces, cut the ginger into fine pieces.
  5.  In a kadai heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal
  6.  When they splutter add the small onion and fry well
  7.  Then add ginger and garlic and saute well
  8.  Add the chilli powder,Turmeric powder and mix well.
  9. Add the tamarind and close the vessel
  10. After few minutes open and add salt and curry leaves .
  11. Let it simmer  for a while.
  12.  You can add a dash of gingely oil in the end.
  13.  Remove from fire and serve with Idli and Dosai .