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August 17, 2015

Green Onions / Spring Onions Stew

Preparing Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Cuisine : South Indian

Stew which complements perfectly well with Idli, dosa or rice alike with a strong tint of green onions taste . Making this stew is very easy and it can replace sambar especially on a busy day .
Spring onions have a distinctive  flavor , when added along with onions it enhances the taste with  a tint of sweetness  . We generally use this green strands as a  garnish or   especially in  fried rice  but making this as a main ingredient is a real game changer .
My mother used to make this stew in my childhood , which I tried and kind of achieved the taste almost .
I have added few veggies for an extra texture as with onions alone gives  the stew more thin consistency . You can make this stew from thin consistency to thick depending upon to which you want to complement along .

Green Onions or Spring Onions 2 bunches
Onion Chopped finely 1 cup
Bottle Gourd chopped into cubes 1 cup
Drum sticks 4 to 5
Curry Leaves few
Green Chilies 3 to 4
Salt as per taste
Chick pea Flour 1 table spoon
Tamarind juice as per taste
Jaggery or Sugar (Optional) as per taste

Mustard seeds 1 table spoon
Fenugreek  seeds 6 to 8
Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon
Red Chilies 1 to 2
Hing 2 pinches
Oil 1 table spoon
Ghee 1 teaspoon

Step 1: Heat a pot , add in the tempering , when it sputters  add  green chilies ,green onions & fry for a minute or until tender . Now add in finely chopped onions and fry until translucent , now add in bottle gourd pieces along with drum sticks .
Step 2: Cover it with a lid and cook until bottle gourd tenderizes , if it the gourd is tender , it will be done in not less than five minutes.
Step 3: Add in tamarind juice , along with 2 cups of water . Simmer the flame , and toss in salt  along with jaggery (optional) .Let sit for five to 8 minutes, now take a table spoon of chick pea flour and make it into a paste with some water .

Step 4: Add the chick pea flour paste to the the stew , stirring continuously. Let sit for 5 more minutes  and switch off the flame .
Step 5: Take a tempering ladle ,  temper with mustard seeds and ghee before serving .

Chef's Notes:
  • You can eliminate the veggies , but  adding them gives more taste and texture while accompanying with rice .
  • Green onions  give a tint of sweetness to the stew.
  • If you are serving this stew with dosa or idli try to make more thin consistency when compared to  rice 


  1. This is something new, nice recipe and I am sure it must have tasted really YUM!

    1. Thank you Kushi S , glad you liked the recipe . It did tasted really delicious

  2. It looks very inviting! Lovely stew.

    1. Thank you Kanak Hagjer .....
      It indeed is very inviting stew and complements well with almost everything