Saturday, February 14, 2009

POONDU MILAGU KUZHAMBU (PEPPER GARLIC GRAVY)


Today in fast food world, we sometimes tend to forget these kinds of authentic recipes which has lot of medical values. This pepper and garlic gravy helps in relieving abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting, anemia, indigestion, and prepared as a special diet for lactating moms. This is an easy dish which can be prepared in just 10 to 15 minutes. So, when you get bored of sambar or masala items, try this once and I am sure definitely you will fall in love with this.

INGREDIENTS:

Peppercorns – 2 tsp

Bengal Gram – 2 tsp

Urad dal – 2 tsp

Coriander seeds – 2 tsp

Red chilies – 6

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Fenugreek – 1 tsp

Garlic flakes – 10 to 15

Oil – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind – 1 amla size

Asafoetida – a small piece

SEASONING ITEMS:

Ghee – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - few

METHOD:

· Soak tamarind in one cup of water.

· Heat pan with little oil and fry all the above said items except tamarind and garlic flakes. Fine grind the mixture with soaked tamarind. Use the water in which the tamarind is soaked while grinding. Keep aside.

· In the same pan, add a tsp of ghee, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves one by one. Once seasoning is ready, add the garlic pods. When it becomes light brown, add the ground paste and the remaining water used to soak the tamarind. Add salt and mix well. Make sure no lumps are formed while adding the ground paste.

Allow it to boil and stir constantly until the oil separates from the kuzhambu. Serve with hot steamed rice. If refrigerated, this kuzhambu can be kept for a week to 10 days.

26 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

awesome...loooks super delicious.. am going to make it today :)

hey, saw your message, was in the kitchen.. i told u na.. project due nu. adhan busy and moreover romba comoputer la okandu, kai ellam vali for the 2 days.. also had some strange headache. i don't want to sleep late inime..it affects the next day and i end up getting headache. will buzz u sometime today or tomorrow.

Swapna Pravin said...

Garlic & pepper are the best combo... Love this spicy version.

Sujatha said...

Drooling on your garlic kuzhambu.. Love the color and texture.. It should taste divine with curd rice!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i made it today and it came out great... we both loved it... my hubby said "super kozhambu".. he enjoyed it very much... thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe dear.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Sri wonderful recipe pa.. mouthwatering! I was craving for this during my pregnancy.. So my mom used to prepare this.. :) Nice pic too!

Priya said...

Garlic n pepper wat a lovely combination, yennaku romba pidicha kuzhambhu, adikadi veetula prepare pannurathu, atleast 2times a month, i love tangy n spicy dishes much, romba superba irruku kuzhambu, pasikuthu paathale:)

KParthasarathi said...

Was drwan to your nice blog when I saw the word Thaligai.
Your milagu kozhambu will be equally tasty without garlic.

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow such a mouthwatering dish.My mom used to prepare this once in a week.my daughter and my hubby too loves that.and with parrupuusili it tastes wowwwwwwwww.yours look very tempting.

Malar Gandhi said...

Poondu Kuzhambu is my favourite one too. Your version of adding 'Milagu' sounds interesting to me. You are right, buddy...nowadays, people hardly pay attention to our tradition+medicinal recipes!

Sanghi said...

mmmm... i want them now. Good work dear! :)

Sanghi said...

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Viki Xavier. said...

Yummy dude. This is always my favorite dish. Very good for health and at the same time more delicious.
Lovely pics.

Usha said...

Sounds yum and healthy too, love it!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks yummy yum..

Nithya Praveen said...

Awesome...garlic flavor must have been awesome.Looks wonderful

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely color....Kuzhambu looks delicious...Nice blog and recipes....Thank you for stopping by.

vidhas said...

Thanks fot dropping by and for the comments. I love this milagu kuzhambhu, my mom makes it so,.. well. My MIl makes it without garlic. Nice clicks.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Hey Sri, I made this today as per your method.. It was too good! thanx to u!

Madhumathi said...

Hi,First time here...Poondu milagu kuzhambu..Per ketale nakku oorum..Hmm..Now seeing the pic,its torture.im going to make this today.all the recipes and pictures are great.thanks for the recipe.
Check me out when you r free :)

sowmya said...

looks yumm. we call it vetralkozhumbu..its the same naa?

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow super duper kulambu floating garlic flakes tempting me to pick it up...

good thing to c so many new fans(readers) for yr dishes now a days..well keep it up..

anubhavati said...

Hi,

Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments...My mom in law also makes awesome Poondu Kuzhambu...I am guessing it doesnt have pepper. Shall try out your version and let you know. Please let me know If you can add me in your blogroll.

Regards
Shobha

sriharivatsan said...

Thanx friends for your encouraging comments..

Mahi and Madhu, thanks for trying it out and letting me know about that..

meeso said...

This sounds fairly simple, but very delicious!

n33ma said...

wow I can imagine how good this must have tasted.

Rajee said...

My most favourite is super kozhambu. Urs looks so inviting and gorgeous.