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       Title: Onion Vetha Kozhambu
  Categories: Vegetables, Vegetarian, East indian
       Yield: 4 Servings
            Lemon-size tamarind;
            -soaked in 1 cup water
            Pearl onions/shallots;peeled
       2    Dried red chilli pods
   1 1/2 ts Sambar powder
   1 1/2 ts Rice flour; mixed with a
            -little water for thickening
            Salt; to taste
            Mustard (seasoning)
            Chana dal (seasoning)
            Curry leaves (seasoning)
       1 pn Hing
       2 tb Oil
   Warm oil. Season with mustard , chana dal and curry powder. Saut‚
   peeled onions till translucent. Add squeezed out extract of tamarind.
   Throw the sambar powder, salt and hing in. Let simmer till onions are
   cooked. Add dissolved rice flour water for thickening. Stir and wait
   till it simmers again a couple of minutes. Remove.
   Tomatoes with chick peas makes a delicious vatha kozhambu. Add some
   slit green chillies if you would like to spike it up. Other
   suggestions are diced sweet potato, diced butternut squash, daikon
   (Chinese radish), drumsticks (available fresh in Indian stores or
   canned, pre-cooked) all on their own.
     U15297@uicvm.bitnet (Shyamala Parameswaran)