Thursday, November 24, 2011

KARA KUZHAMBHU RECIPE | KARA KUZHAMBHU WITH MOCHAI

  This recipe of Kara Kuzhambhu i learnt from my sister long back, but somehow forgot about this and one day while talking to her she was telling me to post the recipe of kara kuzhambhu in my space. So today i am sharing the recipe of kara kuzhambhu . she normally adds Rajma(red kidney beans ) i added mochakottai instead of that.
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INGREDIENTS:
BRINJAL(SMALL)2 NO
SHALLOTS7-8 NO
GARLIC2-3 CLOVES(OPTIONAL)
TOMATO1 NO
TAMARIND EXTRACT1 AND 1/2 CUP
DRIED MOCHAKOTTAIFIST FUL
SAMBAR POWDER2 TBLSP
COCONUT(SCRAPPED)2 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS1 TSP
PEPPER CORNS1/2 TSP
ASAFOETIDAA PINCH
OIL2 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW

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METHOD:
  • Soak the dried mochai with enough water for 6-8 hours.
  • Pressure cook this with little salt for 2 whistles and keep aside.
  • Cut the brinjals lengthwise and peel the skin of the shallots.
  • Chop the tomatoes and keep aside.
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  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and when it crackles add the curry leaves and the onions.
  • Saute the onions in medium flame till the onions become golden brown.
  • When it is done  add the brinjals and tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes becomes mushy and the brinjals become tender.
  • Add the mochai to this and saute well.
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  • Now add the tamarind extract and add the sambar powder,turmeric powder and salt to this.
  • Bring it to a nice boil till the
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and pepper corns into a fine paste adding a little water.
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  • Add this ground paste to the boiling kuzhambhu and mix well.
  • Boil this for 2-3 minutes.
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24 comments:

  1. Nice and thick kozhambu. Hope u have come to chennai by now. Hope to meet u soon too.

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  2. Delicious..You have made it perfectly

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  3. My fav kuzhambu... looks perfect..

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  4. Bookmarked the recipe. thnx jey :)

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  5. Looks really v yummy....will try this soon:)

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  6. Delicious karakuzhambu...

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  7. Nice variation and flavourful kuzhambu

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  8. delicious and thick looking gravy...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Flavorful and yummy kara kuzhambu

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  10. nice n tangy gravy...looks yummm

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  11. love kara kuzhambu...such a tongue tickling taste.

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  12. Nice yummy Kozhambu. I'm sure it tasted great with hot rice.

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  13. I love rustic kuzhambus like this,... mouthwatering! Can't wait to try your sister's version.

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  14. i made this curry... wooooow... very nice recipe. it came out very well

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  15. i made this kuzhambu as it was said,wooooooow....... very nice.

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  16. hi jshree

    is there any replacement for brinjal (our family members dont eat kathirikai :)} can we add drumstick...

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    1. Yes, you can very well replace this with drumstick

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  17. Why is the coconut not fried in these recipes? wouldn't it give a better taste if the coconut is fried first with some spices?

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    1. No need to fry the coconut.In this recipe, it won't give abetter taste i think. but if you like to fry go ahead.

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  18. Wow kozhambu turned yummy.All of us hogged onto it.Infact the quantity was less .My husband has asked me to make more the next time.Thank u for sharing this delicious recipe.

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