Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vendhaya Milagu Kuzhambu/Fenugreek & Pepper Gravy

After a high fever or severe cold, definitely your tastebuds will ask something spicy,tangy comforting food. Two days back, after having a simple porridge for a couple of days my tastebuds started craving for something tangy mildly spicy food. Finally i quickly prepared this fingerlicking kuzhambu and enjoyed thoroughly along with rice and papads for my lunch. Spiciness and the tanginess of this gravy tickled my tastebuds and i really enjoyed having this medicinal gravy.

Yep i prepared this gravy with a special spice powder prepared with dry ginger, peppercorns,cumin seeds and coriander seeds.Peppercorns and dry ginger gives the spiciness to this gravy while fenugreek seeds in tempering gives a mild bitterness.This gravy doesnt even need tomatoes and it tastes almost like pathiya kuzhambu,a mild gravy served to new moms after their delivery.A prefect gravy to relish after a severe cold or fever,needless to say this gravy is my third post for this week's blogging marathon.If you dont like the fenugreek seeds,you can completely skip it.


1cup Tamarind Extract
10nos Shallots
Few Garlic cloves
1tbsp Fenugreek seed
1/2 tsp Mustard
1/2 tsp Urad dal
Few Curry leaves
1/4 cup Gingelly oil
Salt

To roast & grind:
1no Dry ginger/Sukku (medium size)
3tbsp Coriander seeds
15nos Black peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds


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

Heat gingelly oil in a heavy bottomed pan,once the oil is hot, add the mustard seed and urad dal, let it splutter.

Add the fenugreek seeds, fry it.

Add the shallot pieces,curry leaves and garlic pods to the oil,fry everything well in gingelly oil.

Meanwhile add the already prepared spice powder,salt to tamarind extract and mix well.

Add it to the cooking veggies,cook them for 20 to 25 minutes in medium flame with the lid..stir it occasionally.

Once the oil get separates from the kuzhambu put off the stove.

Serve hot with rice and papads.

44 comments:

  1. Tempting and conforting. hope u r doing good now dear

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  2. addition of ginger is new to me.. will try this..

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  3. lovely recipe and mouth watering.
    Ongoing event:
    FAST FOOD EVENT -MUSHROOM
    in my blog

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  4. Love vendaya kuzhambu esp the next day....tangy spicy n delicious

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  5. Comfort food. Warm and spicy, perfect for cold winter nights.

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  6. yummy and perfect for cold.take care sis:)

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  7. yummy milagu kulambu perfect combination of spices

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  8. This gravy is looks very delicious. Very new to me..

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/enchorer-dalna-curried-green-jackfruit.html

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  9. Love the kuzhambu...perfectr these wintery days.

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  10. My mom recently gave me a recipe to this kuzhambu, when we were suffering from cold.. It has got medicinal properties to cure cold.. Love the presentation, akka.. :)

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  11. yummy spicy curry akka... i love this...

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  12. Perfect kulambhu for this weather,looks flavorful and delicious...

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  13. Very comforting kulambu, love it :-)

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  14. Tasty n flavourful gravy,take care priya!!

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  15. Looks so yum....super clicks tooo..

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  16. This is so apt for someone who is sick... very tasty - my favorite.

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  17. I am so missing this!....because of my little one! he doesnt like dishes like these....looks so yum!...I actually have a few pearl onions...maybe I should make it!

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  18. This is new to me Priya,sounds healthy and perfect with rice.

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  19. Totally new to me,sounds healthy n yummm

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  20. perfect curry.. like its flavor..

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  21. I love this kulambu perfect combo with color appalam..mmm

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  22. Really look so spicy.Never tried ... but must try.

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  23. This looks good. Specially suitable for a cold or rainy day

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  24. lovely recipe..nice clicks...
    I love the kulambu - vathal combo..
    http://foody-buddy.blogspot.com/

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  25. Yummy platter priyakka :) need it right now feeling very lazy to cook these days :)

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  26. Delicious spicy curry goes well with rice.

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  27. Milagu lulambu is one of my fav. I eat extra rice whenever I prepare milagu kumabu at home. But I never added sukku to it. will try next time.

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  28. A small bowl of hot rice and this is going to be a very sumptious meal.

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  29. Comforting gravy for winter nights..Love the clicks usual..

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  30. This looks so tempting.Would try this soon.

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  31. Comforting dish
    Hope you are feeling better now, Priya. Take care.

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  32. Perfect recipe for this weather, sounds flavorful n spicy...will try this version soon !

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  33. Love the aromatic gravy! take care Priya!

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