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

   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


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.


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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  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

  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


  3. Hi,

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

  4. Appalam and Paruppu podi goes well with this

  5. Replies
    1. For non garlic version, avoid just garlic. Other ingredients are as they're.

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  13. Tried this today. It was so good with hot pepper taste. Had to add some sesame oil with the rice whill eating. Really a good healthy kuzhambu.

  14. Madam your recipes have clear instructions and precise listing and measurements of the ingredients and help us to get the exact tasty and mouth watering dish that is shown and that we believe we are cooking. Kudos to the precision! Tried it and tasted amazing. Imbibes interest in cooking.

  15. I tried today... My husband likes it.. thank you

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  18. Thankyou so much for all d recipes m branded a pro in cooking tamil dishes...thanks to u. My husband's tamil n m assamese so ur blog is a gods send fr me. My mom in law was pleasantly surprised when i tried one of ur other recipes. Nandri miga nandri.

  19. பூண்டு வதக்கி அரைக்க வேண்டாமா?'for grinding'ல் சேர்த்து உள்ளீர்களே?!

    1. I have sauteed the garlic. Kindly read the first step under preparations."Fry the above ingredients mentioned under 'for grinding' in a tsp of sesame seed oil "


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