Maasu Neeru: Garlic Curry

Here is a [Badaga] recipe by Sofia Joghee who lives in Singapore

Here is a traditional curry from our village that will help you get rid of your entire gastric problem, and relieve your bloated stomach caused due to gastric. Some of us have issues with regular gastric problems. Making this tasty sauce (curry) part of your weekly meal, will help you relieve the problem. But remember to drink lot of water to avoid the heat feeling in stomach, which occurs while curing the issue. In case you have a sudden heat after trying this dish for first time, you may want to drink some milk to cool down. This is a very healthy and safe way to avoid and cure gastric issues.

Quick Dish, healthy food, great cure!

Serving for 2 people

Here tbsp is table spoon. You may choose a medium size spoon that we use to eat our food to help measure. Also note that this curry is slightly watery, not thick gravy. However, it can be made thick gravy if you want to.


  1. 10 garlic pieces
  2. 3 small onions
  3. 5-6 tbs grated coconut
  4. 1 tbsp cumin seeds (not mandatory)
  5. 2 small onion or 1 small size big onion (chopped)
  6. 1 small tomato (don’t chop)
  7. Red chilly powder (1 – 1.5 tbsp) as per the spice you may want
  8. coriander powder (half of red chilly qty)
  9. turmeric powder (a pinch – .25 tbsp)
  10. curry leaves (not mandatory, but nice for flavor)
  11. salt to taste
  12. 0.5 – 1 tbsp oil
  13. mustard seeds
  14. 1 tbs tamarind juice (if you don’t like sour, you may avoid this)
  15. Chopped coriander


  1. Add garlic, small onion (non-chopped), grated coconut, and cumin seeds in a mixer and grind well.
  2. Add some water to get a almost fine paste from the above mixture. Keep it aside
  3. Heat the pan, pour oil, splatter mustard seeds, and add curry leaves and chopped onions.
  4. Fry till the onions are golden brown.
  5. Pour the grated mixture into the pan. Add 1 glass of water.
  6. Put the chilly, coriander, turmeric powder, salt, and tamarind juice into the pan.
  7. Mix well, and put the full tomato (un-chopped) into the mixture in the pan.
  8. Cook in high till the mixture boils, then sim it and close with a lid.
  9. When the curry starts smelling good, appetizing, check the tomato for softness.
  10. If soft, mix it inside the mixture and taste the dish, to check if the garlic is cooked.
  11. Add chopped coriander for flavor.
  12. Off the gas, and keep it closed for 1-2 min.
  13. Serve hot with rice or noodles or chapatti or dosa…anything.

I hope you try this dish to help you relieve gastric problems and quick cooking.

Bon Appetite!

Reproduced with the author’s consent.

You can visit Sofia’s weblog  “Learning Every Time” here


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