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:

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Love the aromatic combo..

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

yummy milgu kulambu..

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting and conforting. hope u r doing good now dear

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Very different one, looks yum.

Poornima Arun said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe and mouth watering.
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Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

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

Dipti Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and perfect for cold.take care sis:)

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy milagu kulambu perfect combination of spices

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

Love the kuzhambu...perfectr these wintery days.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

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.. :)

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Very comforting kulambu, love it :-)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I could almost taste it! Yummy :)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Tasty n flavourful gravy,take care priya!!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Love ur version of kuzhambu...

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice,Looks healthy..

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

Great combo ... Lov d platter!!

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Totally new to me,sounds healthy n yummm

PT said... Reply To This Comment

perfect curry.. like its flavor..

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

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

radha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe..nice clicks...
I love the kulambu - vathal combo..
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Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious spicy curry goes well with rice.

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy mouthwatering...

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

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

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and flavorful curry.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so tempting.Would try this soon.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a flavorful gravy

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

Love the aromatic gravy! take care Priya!