Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Carrot Poricha Kuzhambu

I can say that poricha kuzhambu as a lil sister of sambar,  its one of the comforting stew served along with rotis or with hot steaming rice, basically this poricha kuzhambu is prepared with or without tamarind and with dals like toor or mung dal or either with the combination of these two dals.If you want to have it with rice make it thinner and if you want to have with rotis, make it thicker.

This poricha kuzhambu doesnt need onions or tomatoes just you need a vegetable or mixed vegetables to make this stew. A simple spice powder added to this gravy will turn this gravy super flavourful and delicious.Everyone have their own way of preparation of this kuzhambu, when i went through Sharmi's space for Poricha kuzhambu,i got this recipe and prepared it with carrots instead of drumsticks she went for.Sending to Tried & Tasted event guest hosted by me,event by Lakshmi.


1cup Toordal
2nos Carrots (sliced)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1no Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves
Oil
Salt

To roast & grind:
3tsp Grated coconut
1tsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Black pepper
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1no Dry red chillies

Dry roast and grind all the ingredients under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine powder.

Pressure cook the toor dal with asafoetida powder upto three hisses,put off the stove and keep aside.

Meanwhile cook the carrots with enough water,until they turns soft,dont overcook and keep aside.

Heat oil, add the mustard seeds,urad dal,dry red chillies,curry leaves and let them crack, add the cooked dal,cooked carrots,turmeric powder and salt,cook everything in simmer for few minutes.

Finally add the grounded spice powder to the cooking dal-carrot mixture and cook until the gravy turns thick, put off the stove.

Serve warm with rice and papads.

40 comments:

  1. My mouth really watered when I read the post..Be it a big sister or little Sister of sambar..south Indian curries are my fav..oh I want some of that curry right now :)

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  2. wow that sounds really yum...sambhar's sisy

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  3. I too do this the same way Priya, looks mouth watering, nice kootu

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  4. Sounds interesting. Hope this suits for Beetroot too..

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  5. very flavorful and yummy kuzhambu...too tempting pic, must have tasted great with rice n potato fry..Mmm!!

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  6. delicious kulambu, wonderful presentation :-)

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  7. oh priya!! this looks so perfect and soooo delicious!!! love your first line - poricha kuzhambu is lil sister of sambar!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Mission - Breakfast

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  8. colourful kulambu , lovely cute carrot hearts...............

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  9. That looks so delicious. I rarely add carrots to kuzhambu, but this is a great reminder how tasty they can be in such dishes.

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  10. First time hearing about this little sister of sambhar.. ;) Looks so delicious and inviting..

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  11. Looks very homey. Nice picture Priya makes me long for some comfort food !!

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  12. Literally mouth watering here Priya...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  13. Looks inviting Priya and cute presentation.

    Vardhini
    Event: New U - 2013

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  14. Wow..that's an yum kuzhambu recipe...

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  15. Poricha Kuzhambu looks fantastic. Made Kodumai Halwa yesterday for the event. Will post it by today and link back.

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  16. mouthwatering kuzhambu dear. Fingerlicking good.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/instant-bread-upma.html

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  17. What a lovely color and looks very yummy...

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  18. I loved that deep color looks awesome

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  19. Nice picture and yummy kulambu

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  20. Un mélange de saveurs des plus tentants. Ce velouté doit être délicieux. J'aime beaucoup ces tranches de carottes en forme de coeurs. Très jolies.
    A bientôt

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  21. very interesting kulambhu nice and its healthy too.

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  22. I was wondering abt tomorrows curry. You have solved my problem.

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  23. That's such a nice presentation Priya..And the kuzhambu looks absolutely a winner!

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  24. Love poricha kuzhambu, nice clicks Priya..

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  25. Love poricha kulambu and prefer it with steamed rice and urulai roast. Very tempting combination. Is't it?

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  26. Flavorful, I love all varieties of dals.

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