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Venjanam (Venchanam) Recipe

  This is a traditional dish, typically prepared by the farmers and eaten with green beans. A traditional recipe from the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu, a typical kongunadu recipe which was taught to me by my grandma, who is from that region. Ingredients: Tamarind : Size of a lemon Chillies : 10 to 12 (depending on desired spiciness) Coriander Seeds (Taniya) : 2 tbsp Bengal gram da l- 1 tbsp Pepper : 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp Toor Dal : 1/2 cup or Avarai paruppu which is also called as Thattai paruppu locally Coconut : 1, finely grated Small Onions : 1/4 kg Big Onions : 2 Eggplant : 1/4 to 1/2 kg (you can also use banana, cluster beans, or other vegetables) Karamani - 1/2 cup optional Method: Fry the coriander seeds, pepper, bengal gram, red chillies and cumin seeds in gingely oil. Can add 1 tsp of ghee too. Chop the onions to a reasonably sized pieces and add the along with the roasted spices. Once cool, grind it together with grated coconut to a coarse paste.  Pressure cook the toor d