Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pepper Kuzhambu (milagu kuzhambu)

Pepper Kuzhambu is a very tasty dish which goes well with hot steamed rice. Since we are adding garlic, curry leaves and whole black pepper, it has lot of health benefits also.Today we will learn how to prepare milagu kulambu following this easy recipe.

Pepper kuzhambu-Milagu kulambu

Pepper kuzhambu-Milagu kulambu

Pepper kuzhambu-Milagu kulambu

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4-5
 Recipe CategoryKuzhambu Varieties
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Tamarind -1 small lemon sized ball
   Garlic - 40-50 grams (1 pod)
   Curry leaves -handful
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Salt -as required

  For grinding

   Whole black pepper-2 tsp
   Coriander seeds-2 tsp
   Tur Dal -1 tsp
   Red chillies-2
   Raw rice-1/4 tsp
   Garlic- 2 cloves

   For the seasoning

   Gingelly oil -3 tbsp (Sesame seed oil)
   Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
   Asafoetida/ hing -a pinch
   Red chilli-1
   Curry leaves -few


Preparation

Fry the above ingredients mentioned under 'for grinding' in a tsp of sesame seed oil and grind it to a smooth paste along with a handful of curry leaves. Keep it aside.

Peel garlic and keep it aside.

Soak tamarind in warm water and extract thick tamarind juice. Discard the pulp.

Method

Heat 3 tbsp of gingelly oil/ sesame seed oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, hing, red chilli, peeled garlic, curry leaves and saute for a few minutes.

Add the tamarind extract, salt needed, a pinch of turmeric powder and the ground paste and bring it to boil.

When it boils, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the kuzhambu thickens and leaves oil. Serve with hot steamed rice and a vegetable curry.

Note- This pepper kulambu can be refrigerated for a week.

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7 comments:

  1. i love dropping by your blog....the dishes look delectable so much so that even when i dont feel like going to the kitchen, i am tempted to try out for my family

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  2. Hi

    I like the way u make it interesting...when i read ur recipe it just makes me so anxious to try it....lovely motivator

    thanx

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  3. Hi,

    What can be the best side dish for this peppar kuzhambhu?

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  4. Appalam and Paruppu podi goes well with this

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  5. I found this blog very informative and i am happy to view this blog since it gives me hope to try new dishes..thanks padhu for ur innovative thinking of creating this website.

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  6. Hey Padhu,

    You are awesome. I have been struggling to cook but now i am able to cook a lots of varieties and my family loves it. I make my food planner for the week from your menus, shop accordingly and stick to it.By this i save a lot of time and loads of appreciation as the menu has different varieties.Keep up the good work.Let god bless you and your family
    Regards
    Priya Athma

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