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Celery Thokku | Celery Pirattal

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Celery - 8 stack/ stick washed and cut into small pieces
  • Onion - 1 big size - finely chopped
  • Tomato - 2 Finely chopped
  • Green Chilli - 1 big -slit
  • Milk - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few chopped finely
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed


  • In a pan on medium heat, add oil and when the oil becomes hot,add curry leaves and cook for 10 - 15 seconds
  • Add onions, green chilli and little salt, sauté till onions are translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes off
  • Add tomatoes and little salt cook till 3/4 th done. Add garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder, allow it to cook for 3-5mins
  • Add the celery, little salt for cooking it and about 2 tbsp of water cover and with a lid; cook till celery is cooked. Sprinkle water if required. Add 1 tbsp of milk and cook for a minute, switch off. Tastes great with roti
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Red chilli can be used instead of green. Chilli powder/ pav bhaji powder/channa Masala or any other powder can added along with other powder
Any type of celery can be used,I have used the green one
I have used salt in small amount during various process of cooking adjust the salt quantity accordingly
Equal amount of grape/cherry tomatoes can be used instead of regular tomatoes
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