Mar 31, 2013

Perugu Charu ~ Curried Yogurt

Today I am bringing a traditional and simple recipe 'Perugu Charu' that is coming from my grand mother's kitchen. For me there are some dishes, how much ever simple is the recipe, when our grand mother makes it becomes special with unique taste. I have tried those recipes several times but couldn't conquer that taste. Later I understood that the deliciousness comes from the secret ingredients they add called love, affection and patience. Another interesting thing about this recipe is, this is made with left over Yogurt...I have listed several Leftover Recipes, but this is the first one with Leftover Yogurt. Here revealing my grand mother's recipe... Njoy!

p.s: Hoping my grand kids will cherish my recipes one day.....Gheez, how far into future I am thinking ... :-)

Perugu Charu

Sour Curd or Dahi - 1 Cup
Onion - 1 medium
green chili - 2
Red Chili - 1
Oil -  1 Tbsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp ( or according to taste)
Curry Leaves - 5


  1. Heat the Oil in the Kadai or Non stick pan. Add Red Chili, Urad Dal, Chana Dal and let them saute for 1 min until they turn into light brown color. 
  2. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds starts spluttering, add curry leaves and chopped green chili. Give a quick stir for 1 min. 
  3. Add Chopped Onion and saute them for 1 min, then add the turmeric powder. Stir fry the onions for 2 to 3 min. Don't fry too much, to leave the Husky Texture in Onions. Add salt to the onions saute for 1 more min. 
  4. Take a medium bowl and add the curd to it mix it gently with spoon to make sure any lumps removed making the curd soft. 
  5. Switch off the stove and add the tempering and onion mixture to the Curd Bowl. Mix it well and let it sit for 30 min  before serving. Onions along with spices should sink in with curd to get all the flavors spread in the dish. Serve with White Rice or serve as a side for Aloo Paratha.

Curried Yogurt

Told you all, the recipe is simple...but taste is unique when my Grand Ma makes it. Have Fun!

will be back with one more recipe
until then keep cooking



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