This is one of my favorite curry.I could have this 365 days without any complaints..
When ever I go home my mom always makes this for me.
1 no whole Garlic
10 no Shallots/Small onion
1 tsp Tamarind paste
1 sprig Curry leaves
1 tsp Methi seeds
1 tbsp Puli kuzhambu powder
3 tbsp Gingely oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 pinch Asafoetida
Salt to taste.
Peel the small onion, garlic remove the top and tail and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
When the mustard seeds pop add methi seeds and curry leaves.
Add the onions and garlic and saute till the onion is golden brown. Take care not to burn the garlic.
Now add the tamarind paste, little bit of water, puli kuzhambu powder,salt and let it simmer on low heat till the oil starts to float on top of the curry.
Serve with steamed rice and Papad.
Now add the asafoetida and stir well and turn off the heat.