Majiga Charu Recipe – Seasoned Yogurt Recipe with Onions

Majiga Charu

There are so many versions of seasoned or spiced yogurts in Indian cuisine. Apart from the Majiga pulusu, Majiga charu is another seasoned yogurt dish from the Andhra cuisine. It is not very popular though. Majiga pulusu is made with vegetables; while majiga charu doesn’t need any vegetables except onions. Onions are slightly fried and then added to the yogurt along with tempering.There are also many versions of this dish. My other yogurt based recipes on this blog are tambli, snake gourd yogurt chutney. These recipes go well with plain rice. They make a good dish to serve with rice especially during summers.  It just takes less than 10 mins to prepare. Isn’t this easy?

1 Medium onion sliced thinly
1 cup of yogurt (beaten)
1 to 2 green chilies slit
1 sprig curry leaves
Pinch of hing
Pinch of mustard
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of fenugreek seeds (methi)
Fistful of coriander leaves minced
oil as needed

1.    Heat oil in a pan
2.    Add mustard, cumin, fenugreek seeds, once they begin to splutter
3.    Add curry leaves, green chilies and hing
4.    Fry till the green chilies are roasted well and you get an aroma
5.    Add onions, sprinkle salt and fry till the onions begin to turn pink. Do not over fry, else onions begin to lose the crunch.

6.    Allow the onions to cool else sometimes hot onions will curdle the yogurt. Add this to the whisked yogurt, adjust salt

Garnish with coriander
Serve with plain steamed rice