Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PEPPER KUZHAMBHU

This gravy can be prepared with or without garlic. Its absolutely your choice to use it or not, but i prefer adding garlic . Both the version will taste very yummy.
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INGREDIENTS:
TAMARIND EXTRACT 2 1/2 CUPS
TOORDHAL 1 TBLSP
PEPPER 1/2 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
JAGGERY 1/4 TSP
SESAME OIL 1 TBLSP
ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
GARLIC ONE HAND FULL(optional)
SALT AS NEEDED
 pepper kuzhambhu
METHOD:
  • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in hot water and extract the pulp using 2 and half cups of water.
  • Peel the skin of the garlic(if using) and keep it aside.
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  • In a kadai, add a few drops of oil and add the toordhal and pepper.
  • Saute till the dhal turns golden brown.
  • Allow it to cool
  • Grind in the mixie  by adding some curry leaves to it.
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  • Grind it into a smooth paste by adding a little water to it.
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  • In the kadai, add the sesame oil and add the mustard seeds.
  • When it splutters, add the garlic(if using) and saute for few minutes.
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  • Now add the tamarind extract  and the ground paste to it.
  • Add jagerry, turmeric powder , asafoetida and salt to it.
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  • Allow it to boil till u get the right kuzhambhu consistency.
  • Finally add some curry leaves and add a few drops of sesame oil on the top.
  • U can keep this for 2 days in the fridge.
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  • Enjoy with hot rice and roasted papad.
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38 comments:

  1. Looks so perfect ...just the way I like

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  2. My all time fav,mouthwatering...pics are too gud.

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  3. I have to try this version,sounds spicy and would love with hot rice,ghee and vadavam!! Aah,makes me mouthwater now!!

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  4. thts so quick,my dear SG bloggers.

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  5. Wow nice one.....

    Spicy n delicious...

    Thanks for posting the eno salt picture n i have bought it today to try out the dhokla...

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  6. wow this kuzhambu looks soooo tempting ... love to have this with hot rice ...yum yum....i have to try this soon ...thanks for sharing dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  7. that looks sooooooooo tempting.. lovely recipe n gorgeous pics.

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  8. My most favourite kuzhambu, just love with papads and hot steaming rice..yumm!

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  9. I have never tried this one .. but it is so appealing to me atleast for my DH who loves poondu and pepper ... I am sure he would love it.. will make it a surprise for him ..

    looks too good Jeys

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  10. This kuzhambu sounds very flavorful and spicy. Book marking it dear:)

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  11. Jeyashri what is the differenece between kuzhambhu and Rasam. My maid makes rasam almost the same way. lovely soupy texture...the tanginess of the tamarind makes my mouth water.

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  12. Looks healthy and yummy, love it...

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  13. So mouthwatering... Kuzhambhu looks so good. YUM!

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  14. Hey Jeyashri, there is an award waiting 4 u in my blog dear , plz come n collect it :)

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  15. Loved this recipe . Bookmarking this one.

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  16. wow.that is looking so good. i am drooling. will soon try it with garlic. becoz i love the flavour.

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  17. hey Jeyashri,
    Pepper kuzhambu looks so perfect and tatsy!!

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  18. looks perfect and very tempting
    dear :-)

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  19. சூப்பரா அகஸ்தியர் அருவில ஒரு குளியலை போட்டுட்டு கப! கப!னு தொப்பை பசிக்க ஆத்துக்கு வந்து இந்த மிளகு வெத்தக் குழம்பு கூட 2 ஸ்பூன் நல்லெண்னெய் விட்டு சுட்ட அப்பளாமும் தொட்டுண்டு.... சரி! சரி! ஆகஸ்டு மாசம் இதெல்லாம் பண்ணிட்டு வந்து நான் மிச்சத்தை சொல்றேன் சரியா!!....;)

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  20. Explanations and snaps are very nice! This pepper kuzhambu with hot rice always tastes delicious!

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  21. loved the clicks, tastes great with hot rice..

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  22. Beautiful pic..looks so spicy and yummy!!!

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  23. jayashri thats a very delicious kuzhambu recentluy i prepare the pepper mutton this one very best with rice..

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  24. @sayantani,
    Rasam is a thin watery gravy and kuzhambhu is a thick gravy.The amount of ingredients also vary from eah other.We too make a Rasam with similar ingredients but with a few alterations.
    We can take rasam as a soup also.

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  25. @thakkudu, i think ur in now packed with holiday mood. Even i can realise the feel of having a oilbath and eat hot pepper kuzhambhu rice.Enjoy ur trip.

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  26. it looks lovely..and I loved the bowl!
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  27. Hi jeyashri, How you been. Was away for a while and I guess have missed a few posts..will try to catch up soon..anything with pepper love it..Yummy & spicy kuzhambhu looks tempting!!

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  28. I too make it in a similar manner sans jaggery .Love it with hot rice

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  29. tanks for the clarification.

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  30. @ sayantani madam - Ples try to make this pepper kuzhambhu as per our jeya madam instruction. After your kitchen expriement(i mean cooking)if you get a watery flovour, name it as rasam and by luck if you get thick gravy then name it as kuzhambhu.

    imp note - Before cooking don't tell to ur family members, like "i am going to make kuzhambhu" and all.

    In this way only our jeyashri madam also managing her hubby and kids..:) LOL

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  31. I have a small doubt.. Some people add fried coriander seeds and urad dal while grinding the paste,but u hv not mentioned these items in yr recipe..

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    1. My mom makes in this way, i have never tried adding coriander seed and urad dal

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  32. thanks for this wonderful recipe...im a beginner and it was pretty simple for me to make!!

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  33. This was good ! Thanks

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  34. Hi,
    Thanks for the nice recipe. I tried and it came out well.
    Regards,
    Suja

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  35. Hi is half spoon pepper enough❓ i tried it today.. Came out well .. But was more in the tangi side..

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    1. Hi, yes we add this much only, but was the tamarind more? You have to take extract from a small lemon sized tamarind. Else it will be tangy

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