Majjigacharu/Perugu charu

This is a simple and delicious dish which my mom used to make all the times. There are lot more variations in cooking this dish. This is my version of a simple yet yummy dish..


2 lb Fat free Yogurt
1 1/2 large onions

For Paste

10 green chillies
small piece ginger
2 tbsp coconut powder
salt as per taste


2 red chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
pinch of hing(Inguva)
1 clove of garlic
4 or 5 curry leaves
3 tbsp olive oil


Make the paste adding little water. Keep aside.
Chop the onions. In a bowl take the yogurt, onions and paste and mix well. Adjust the seasonings at this point.
Heat oil in a pan. Add red chillies and let them turn lightly brown. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal and garlic.
Fry them for a minute till they turn lightly brown. Add hing and turmeric. Fry for 10 to 15 secs. Add the curry leaves. Add the tempering mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
Perugu charu is ready. This dish can be served with rice. 


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