Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu

If you have abundantly village side vegetables like brinjals,drumsticks at home, you have to give a try to this Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu.This fingerlicking kuzhambu goes for a super quick cooking process and this gravy goes for an easy breezy freshly grounded masala paste too.Most of the chettinad gravies always have few common ingredients like coriander seeds,coconut,fennel seeds,dry red chillies,cashew nuts or roasted channadal, shallots in their masala paste. Obviously those ingredients have their important role in this gravy too and they gives a wonderful taste,flavour,spiciness and thickness to this gravy.

Chettinad masala kuzhambu makes a prefect pair when served along with rice as well as with dosas or idlies, we call this masala kuzhambu as two in one kuzhambu coz this gravy suits prefectly for both lunch and dinner. I prepared this masala kuzhambu with brinjal and potatoes, you can makes this gravy with any vegetable but somehow my personall preference goes to brinjals,potatoes and drumsticks.This is my third and last post of this 4th week of blogging marathon as i chosed Course wise meal from any state, as my choice is gravy served during lunch from Chettinad cuisine.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this 29th edition.


1/2kg Brinjal (cut as small pieces)
2nos Potato (cut as small pieces)
15nos Small onions /Shallots
5nos Garlic cloves
1no Bay leaf
1/2inch Cinnamon stick
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Chilly powder
Few curry leaves
Oil
Salt
Chopped coriander leaves

To grind:
1/4cup Coconut
1tsp Fennel seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1no Onion (sliced roughly)
1no Tomato (sliced roughly)
5nos Cashews

Heat a teaspoon of oil, saute the roughly sliced onion,sliced tomato given under the list 'to grind' until they turn soft.

Transfer it to the mixie jar, add the remaining spices given under the list 'to grind' and grind everything as fine paste with enough water.

Now heat enough oil in a kadai, add the bayleaf,fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and fry until they turns brown.

Add immediately the curry leaves, shallots and garlic, saute for few minutes until they turns brown.

Now add the brinjal pieces, potato pieces, saute everything for few more minutes.

Now add a cup of water,chilly powder and salt, bring it to boil.

Add the already grounded masala paste to the cooking veggies and allow it to boil (adjust the thickness of gravy by adding enough water now)

Cook the gravy with lid closed in simmer until the oil gets separates.

Put off the stove and add the chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice and spicy potato fry.

44 comments:

  1. Tempting and delicious flavorful kuzhambu... Super ah irukku akka kuzhambu.. :)

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  2. Kuzhambu looks tempting and I can feel its spiciness, priya! I love it!!

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  3. this is such a nice combo.. i have all the ingredients you mentioned and bookmarked it now

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  4. Looks very tempting n inviting... I do not that we have so many varieties in chettinad cuisine

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  5. Good one..never tried spices in kuzhumbu..looks yumm

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  6. Wow...masala kuzhambu sounds spicy n flavorful Kuzhambu, looks finger licking good n inviting!

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  7. what a tasty looking curry and it would be so cool to have a drum stick tree

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  8. I wonder how many more dishes do you know to cook, Priya..hats off to you for your passion for cooking and sharing! Love.

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  9. looks too delicious and very authentic kolambu

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  10. Yummy traditional kuzhambu akka.. Pass me the bowl. I will have it with rice and appalam..

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  11. Kolambus are bot very common in my kitchen. Now looking at so many kolambu recipes in ur site, I am wanting to try some of them soon.

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  12. love the blend of spices.. there are so many healthy and tasty chettinad recipes.. and definetly this is one of the tempting curries.. :)

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  13. Curry looks so tempting ! Want to try it now..

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  14. Delicious.. Mouth-watering & finger-licking kuzhambu Priya :-)

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  15. Super delicious nd finger licking kuzhambu...

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  16. very temting dish ! dear...really inviitng. and hey ! feel free to drop by my space too when you get the time. just posted on some handy parenting tips to "sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. Hope you will be a follower there as well. lets stay connected, beyond the kitchen.

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  17. veggies and aromatic spices make for a real heady mix!! shud try this recipe...

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  18. lovely texture and it will taste awesome right?mouth watering akka

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  19. I am going to be trying out your chettinad kuzhambu varieties instead of the usual sambar for our lunches.. they look great

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  20. Authentic Spiced up recipe..looks wonderfull

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  21. So yum, the color of it make me drool! !!

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  22. super tempting curry aks :) will give this a try sometime

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  23. Anything Chettinad catches my attention instantly. Absolutely love this curry.

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  24. Looks very authentic and never tried this simple and quick kulambhu. Should give a try soon:)

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  25. Irresistible gravy!! need some hot rice to finish it off..

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  26. neenga yedhu senjaalum nalla ve irrukum akka.. chettinadu item solla va vendum :)

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  27. My neighbor is from Chettinad and she does these kind of curries very often and she shares with me too, looks just like her curry, yum!!! :)

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  28. Such a beautiful color, my latest love is fennel and so will try this dish soon.

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  29. Priya I enjoyed your series on chettinad gravies..all three are bookmarked!

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  30. Such a flavorful dish.. Looks delicious.

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  31. Now Priya I think its my turn to come over:)) loved the Chettinad series. Must try these recipes.though your tindli with sambar pwd is a bit in our house.

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  32. Tempting kuzhambu.. Bookmarked.. Am trying this next week :)

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  33. Today i have tried this for Breakfast as a side dish with idli. It tasted very well and the measurements mentioned came as side dish for 16 idlis . Thanks a lot for sharing nice recipe.

    Revathi

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  34. Copied this one. Must make this immediately. Can I sub brinjals with cauliflower?

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  35. OMG, the picture is stunning! Loved all the gravies from Chettinad.

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  36. Thanks a lot for sharing this Aks :) I loved this kuzhambu as well as my guests.. Will make this again for sure :)

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