Monday, April 25, 2011

Chettinad Poondu Vengaya Kuzhambu/Garlic Shallots Gravy

I fond always for chettinad dishes, especially their gravy..I got this wonderful looking fingerlicking kuzhambu from one of my friend and i tried out for our today's lunch,serve this gravy with papads or hard boiled eggs, you will definitely have a fabulous lunch..This gravy tastes even super delicious after a day when served along with soft idlies or crispy dosas and needless to say that this gravy can stay prefect for a week..Shallots and garlic cloves together turned out this gravy super flavourful,tasty and delicious...Also i tempered spices in gingelly oil which turned out this gravy even more flavourful than usual gravy..

Chettinad Poondu Vengaya Kuzhambu

2cups Tamarind extract
1cup Shallots
1/2cup Garlic pods
2nos Tomatoes
Few curry leaves
1tsp Chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds + urad dal
Few fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Jaggery (powdered)
Gingelly oil

To roast & grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Poppy seeds
3nos Red chillies
1/4cup Grated coconut
Oil (for roasting)

Heat the oil for roasting and roast all the ingredients given under list 'to roast & grind', let it cool and grind them as fine powder and keep aside..

Heat enough gingelly oil,fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.. add the shallots and garlic cloves and saute until the shallots turns transculent, add the tomatoes,cook until the tomatoes turns mushy,add the chilly powder,turmeric powder and toss everything for a while,now add the grounded powder,tamarind extract,water,salt and jaggery and cook everything in simmer until the oil gets separates from the kuzhambu...

Enjoy hot with rice or idlies...

54 comments:

  1. What a fabulous gravy. delicious:)

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  2. A very thick gravy there.I love shallots.With those ingredients,I am sure this is a flavourful curry.

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  3. the kuzhambu looks swell and yes the tempering with gingelly oil makes it divine

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  4. looks perfect and very tempting dear :)

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  5. Wonderful flavours in the kuzhambu...looks totally yum.

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  6. Wow, curry looks so yummy and inviting..

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  7. Sounds lovely! i like shallots and garlic :-)

    Have a great week

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  8. ஆஹா...கரக்டாக சொன்னீங்க...வேகவைத்த முட்டையுடன் இதனை சாப்பிட சூப்பராக இருக்கும்..

    சூப்பப்ர் குழம்பு...

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  9. Luv the garlic flavor..looks so good

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  10. Never had kulambu..but I m sure it tastes yummm

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  11. hey that looks so nice..hvnt tried chettinad cuisine much. heard its piping hot :) looks very tempting

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  12. hi priya

    please collect ur award from my blog!

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  13. my sister makes this yummy one. even i wanted to try this for a long time. U made it so delicious

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  14. Mouth watering.... great recipe!

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  15. Priya I can almost smell those garlics.....going into to try list....I love garlic....

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  16. this was one of favorite but never tried chettinad style...will try this soon...looks so tempting n u made me hungry :)

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  17. Wow.. this is super delicious priya, romba nallaa irukku... parthavae pasikuthu... why don't u relocate from France to London, near my home?I would be free to taste all your delicious creations:)
    Reva

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  18. my favorite... can able to feel the spiciness....

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  19. This is so delicious, perfect with anything. Love the color.

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  20. ooooo...la la.... love chettinad curries.... love garlic ttooo..

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  21. Fantastic & flavorful gravy...I love generous amts of garlic in any dish..and this is perfect for our fly!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. What an exquisite blend of spices- spicy n yummy gravy! Will bookmark the recipe :)
    US Masala

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  23. I love evryting about this curry, an awesome pair for rice..

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  24. Wow gravy looks so tempting,delicious and flavorful curry.

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  25. This looks wonderful...I love that flavorful gravy!

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  26. Kulambu looks so tempting dear....classic.

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  27. Oh extremely mouthwatering wish i have it with steamed rice!

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  28. Loved the flavors going in the curry.Sounds so delicious.

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  29. Thats a yummy curry... Love the spices in there and the garlic part too..

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  30. Delicious curry goes well with rice.

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  31. I love garlic anytime and can never cook without it. This looks brilliant to me .. garlic gravy. I think I will like these with idly more :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  32. What a fabulous gravy. delicious:)

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  33. Yummy love the colour . Must make it today as I am planning idlis for breakfast.

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  34. shallots kuzhambu..yumm...different gravy!!

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  35. Slurp.....very tempting and mouth watering kuzhambhu!

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  36. that looks really nice...i really love chettinad gravies too...:)

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  37. wonderful gravy and sounds so delicious !!

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  38. Fabulous Kuzhambu. Looks inviting:)
    Slurp!

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  39. What a flavorful and delicious looking kuzhambu...a must try..have bookmarked it

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  40. ம்ம் குழம்பை பார்த்ததும் நாவூறுது...சுட்ட அப்பளத்துடன் சாப்பிட நல்ல ருசியா இருக்குமே..

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  41. delicious n mouthwatering curry

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  42. that looks so delicious and healthy too because of all the garlic in it.

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  43. perfect comfort food...I love the onion and garlic combo!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  44. I love this kuzhambu especially with a cup of hot steaming rice and some pappad on the side! Looks ravishing Priya!

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  45. Does this taste like restuarant style Kara kuzhuambu you get in chennai? I have been craving for those and looking for similar recipes... pls let me know if you have one.

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  46. Awesome recipe! Just a doubt.. u say we need to use 2 cups 'tamarind extract' - please confirm if you mean the 'tamarind concentrate' (that is usually available in grocery stores) or 2 cups of 'tamarind juice'.

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  47. Kavya, its 2cups of tamarind juice, hope i cleared ur doubt..

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