Monday, August 3, 2009

Milagu (black pepper corn) kuzhambu

Tamarind - 1medium lemon size
Pepper corns - 3 tsps
Methi seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chillies -6 to 7
Turmeric (haldi)powder 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard -1 tsp
Salt - as required

Soak the tamarind in water and make a thick liquid.
Take a kadai and roast the pepper corns,methi seeds, urad dal and red chillies
Powder these items in a dry grinder along with curry leaves.
Take a kadai and season in 2 tsps of oil mustard seeds and a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Now pour the tamarind water on the seasoning and add the ground powder mixture.
Add salt, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
Allow it to boil and when it becomes thick put off the gas and remove from fire.

You can add some bits of bittergourd (pavakai) vegetable or dried raw mango (mangai vathal)i
in this kuzhambu.
This kuzhambu can be had with rice. It is quite sour and spicy. During winter this will make an excellent dish. You can also make a curd pachadi (raita) as a side dish for this kuzhambu since it will make a good combination.
You can make either cucumber, tomato or brinjal pachadi (raita)


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  2. Looks nice..i make it a bit different:)

  3. Mymy my favorite gravy with iddles..can consume dozen with...:)