Thalippu vadagam is a mixing of small onion, garlic and some spices. It is used in the seasoning of sambar, kootu and chutney. It enhances the flavor of the sambar. Some people make chutney with this vadagam. Only difficulity in making this vadagam is peeling small onion.
- Small onion- 1/2 kg
- Garlic- 50 gms
- Cumin- 25 gms
- Mustard- 25 gms
- Urad dal- 50 gms
- Tuvar dal – 50 gms
- Red chilli- 15
- Fenugreek- 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
- Salt- 1 teaspoon
- Castor oil- 50 ml
- Curry leaves- handful
Peel small onion and chop nicely. Crush garlic with skin. Grind urad dal, tuvar dal and red chilli in a mixer coarsely. Mix all the ingredients and 25 ml of castor oil in a large bowl and mix well. Keep aside for one day or 24 hours. Next day spread it in the plate and dry for about 8 hours under the sun.
Then roll in to balls tightly with the help of remaining castor oil. Dry for 3 to 4 days and keep it in the airtight container.
You can add Bengal gram instead of tuvar dal.
If you mwant You can add urad dal and tuvar dal as it is.
If you want you can crush small onion instead of chopping.