Sunday, January 3, 2016

Herbal Gravy/Mooligai Kuzhambu

My maternal grandma makes excellent gravies, with less efforts and simple ingredients. Most of her gravies have loads of medicinal values. Most of her dishes are prepared simply with home grown vegetables and herbs. My today's recipe is also one among her dish which she usually makes with couple of herbs aka medicinal value rich leaves. This gravy asks for betel leaves,curry leaves, mint leaves, coriander leaves,thulasi leaves and ajwain leaves to make this lipsmacking dish. Actually i prepared this gravy during my stay in India where these leaves are easily available there. This gravy makes a perfect pair for hot steaming rice with papads. Very simple to make and definitely healthy with loads of medicinal values. However this gravy stays prefect for more than a week if they are conserved properly.

Herbal Gravy, Mooligai Kuzhambu

To kick start this year's blogging, i couldnt stop myself sharing my grandma's recipe. Also not to forget that am running this year's first week's blogging marathon with Family recipes as theme, obviously i'll be posting interesting dishes which is very much known in my Family. Yes am gonna share three most favourite and healthy dishes from my maternal grandma's recipe collection though i have couple of dishes to share from my paternal's grandma's collection. Coming to this gravy, this lipsmacking medicinal value rich gravy makes an excellent side dish to idlis or dosas as well as fingerlicking gravy for rice. Just make this gravy and enjoy the goodness of this healthy gravy.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#60.

Herbal leaves gravy, Mooligai kuzhambu

1/2cup Curry leaves
2nos Betel leaves
1/4cup Coriander leaves
1/4cup Mint leaves
5nos Ajwain leaves
10nos Thulasi leaves
1tsp Peppercorn
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1cup Tamarind extract
1/4cup Gingelly oil
1tsp Mustard seeds
4nos Dry red chillies

Grind the curry leaves, coriander leaves,betel leaves, mint leaves, ajwain leaves, thulasi leaves as fine paste.

Meanwhile grind the peppercorns and cumin together as fine powder.

Heat the oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, dry red chillies.

Add immediately the grounded herbal leaves paste and cook until a nice aroma comes from.

Add the peppercorn-cumin powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder,salt to the tamarind extract.

Herbal leaves gravy, Mooligai kuzhambu

Add this mixture to the herbal leaves paste and cook in simmer until the oil gets separates from the gravy or else until the gravy turns thick.

If you dont like the gravy thick, you can make it watery by adding enough water.

However this gravy is always prepared as thick paste for a long conservation.

Put off the stove and enjoy warm.


rajani said... Reply To This Comment

That is a family treasure recipe for sure. It looks really good and sounds so interesting.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow .... Amazing health packed ingredients have been used to make this gravy.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I am literally drooling here Priya. Wish to have this kulambu with steaming hot rice..

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!What a health packed gravy!! So nice of you to share it.I have everything but betel leaves. Must get a few and try this dish.Good one Priya...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's really a new one for me priya..thanks for sharing..

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting recipe with all the green veggies and herbs Priya. That is such an amazing family recipe. Thanks for sharing.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting and healthy gravy.

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

Mouthwatering kulambhu,all I need is a bowl of rice and some papads to enjoy the kulambhu..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting recipe! Love to make this sometime when I have all the ingredients.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Indeed a medicinal gravy. A treasure for sure.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya, this looks so so good. I am making this for sure

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Hi thanks for sharing... used Omam seeds instead of leaves and used a bit of tur dal with dry ingredients to thicken the kuzhambu