Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tangy Ajwain Gravy/Omam Puli Kuzhambu

Ajwain seeds are well known as carom seeds or as bishop's weeds is quite famous among Indians for its valubale medicinal uses...Raw ajwain smells almost exactly like thyme because it also contains thymol, its gives more aromatic and slightly bitter and pungent.In Indian cuisine, ajwain is almost never used raw, but either dry-roasted or fried in ghee or oil. It is also traditionally known for its digestive aid, relieves abdominal discomfort due to indigestion and antiseptic. In south India, dry ajwain seeds are powdered and soaked in milk, which is then filtered and fed to babies.

Many assume that it relieves colic in babies and for kids it also improves digestion and appetite.While in North India, ajwain seeds are often consumed after a heavy meal, its commonly offered after dinner parties .My grandma used to make this gravy whenever we goes to her village and this gravy is quite common in our grandma's place, when i was young i used hate this gravy at the core, but now i cant stop making this gravy often whenever i feel like having them, this gravy tastes more delicious after a day and tastes absolutely divine with fried papads..A prefect dish to enjoy during this chilled weather.

Ajwain kuzhambu

1+1/2cups Tamarind extract
10nos Shallots or 2nos Onions (diced)
1no Tomato
5nos Garlic pods
1tbsp Ajwain seeds (roasted & powdered)
1tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cuminseed powder
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard
1/4 tsp Urad dal
2tsps Dhania /Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
4 nos Curry leaves
1/4 cup Gingelly oil
Salt

Heat gingelly oil in a heavy bottomed pan..once the oil is hot, add the mustardseeds,urad dal and let it splutter..add the fenugreek seeds,curry leaves, fry it...add the shallot,tomato,garlic pods to the oil..fry everything well in gingelly oil..

Meanwhile mix the pepper powder, cuminseed powder,roasted ajwain seed powder,chilly powder, salt  and dhania powder to the tamarind extract..add this spiced tamarind extract to the shallots...cook them for 20 to 25 minutes in medium flame with the lid closed..stir it occasionally...once the oil get separates from the kuzhambu put off the stove...

Enjoy with hot steaming rice and papads..

50 comments:

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

love kuzhambu and this one has all my fav ingredients. mouth watering.

Gayathri Anand said... Reply To This Comment

WOw Priya ..Chance ye illai ..Mouthwatering aa irrukku ...Kuluru kku superaa Hot hot rice ooda sapitta superaaa irukum ...Yenakku oru parcel anupungalen..

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

so tempting n healthy kuzhambu ...
Kurinji

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds great, I can imagine the smell from the fenugreek and the curry leaves!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

miga arumai--loved it !

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Like to use ajwain to make this curry soon, looks tangy and yummy.

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Indie.Tea said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds very hearty and delicious...

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy...tempting click..
Tasty Appetite

Peggy said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds like a mouth-watering gravy! Can't wait to try it out!

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy N delicious.Nice colour.


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Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely divine..

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,hearty spicy dish for the weather. Awesome Priya

Faith said... Reply To This Comment

This gravy looks fantastic! It's the perfect thing to warm up with on a cold day!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
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Hey,

New kulambu to me...looks yummy...:)

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Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

I love anything which is tangy Priya. Good to know this recipe. Looks really nice.

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

So tempting and delicious...

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

so tempting and healthy too..neva tried before...will try soon!tq

Authenticoriyafood said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so tasty and tempting !!!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

yummy!

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

it is healthy and nutritious

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks very tempting and healthy...

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

I learn so much when I visit here. I'd not heard of this before. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

meeso said... Reply To This Comment

I absolutely love the flavor of ajwain, so I really want to try :)

PreeOccupied said... Reply To This Comment

Never knew they were called bishop's weed! Great looking dish.

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious, perfect with steamed white rice and poppadums.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Pulikulambu looks delicious with small onions an Ajwiain.

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Super tempting and yummy kuzhambu Priya.

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Just looking to that delicous gravy makes me drool.

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the rasam priya. It looks so healthy and comforting

Sunijaga said... Reply To This Comment

Great recipe.Will try it.

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, very very delicious looking !!!


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Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

so creamy and very very inviting !!!!! Pass it here dear, will empty ur bowl.. :)

Talita said... Reply To This Comment

Another dish that I never tried. But looks and sounds as comfort food. I'd love to try!

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

I love Ajwain..and this gravy is super tempting. Nice recipe!!

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

puli kuzhambu is my fav...perfect for the cool weather...I can have it with plain rice at any time...love it...adding omam seeds sounds interesting.very innovative recipe priya..

Jisha said... Reply To This Comment

wow..delicious!!!

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

This looks heartwarming and delicious!

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering am drooling over here!

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Love this...very comforting curry!!

Mrs K said... Reply To This Comment

mmmm.mmmm I cannot agree more with you on the ajwain usefulness and the fact that you have found a way to work around ajwain as the main ingredient is brilliant. I can bet on the super taste as well especially with rice and fried papad....*drools*

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

My husbands fav.but never tried with ajwain....cool work

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Very new and interesting recipe, looks yummy !

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

wow wow..YUmmy yummm

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

whoa !!! very delicious and interesting looking kuzhambu :)

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely!!! Still looking for a place where to buy fresh curry leaves in Auckland!

ciao
Alessandra

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Spicy kuzhambu and perfect for the chill weather. Comfortable on the stomach too

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

You are so creative! I love the dishes u make. This curry looks absolutely comforting.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Very good for cold. Nice with rice. Looks delicious.

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting innovation to the plain boring tomato soup.Looks really spicy and tasty too.Perfect for winter.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

wow!...perfect flavors for winter too!...