Monday, December 24, 2018

No Onion No Garlic Curry Leaves Gravy/Karuvepillai Kuzhambu

Though i cant imagine making kuzhambu aka tamarind based gravy without onions and garlic cloves, i love to make atleast once a while to dish out some fingerlicking gravies without onions and  garlic cloves. If you are fasting or dont have onions or garlic at home, you can still make this fingerlicking gravy in an ease with easy cooking process. This gravy is one of a delicious, easy breezy and flavourful dish to make without any fail. Since i want to make a flavourful and aromatic gravy for our lunch few days back, i couldnt think more than dishing out this fingerlicking dish with curry leaves. Curry leaves is a must in South Indian cooking, its one of the flavourful leaves which gives a subtle flavor to anything they are cook with.

Curry Leaves Kuzhambu, no garlic no onion Curryleaves Kuzhambu

Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Meal time Dishes', and obviously i will showcasing three different meal time dishes to go under this theme. Coming to this lipsmacking kuzhambu, a fabulous spice paste is a must and this spice mix paste gives an incredible flavour to this gravy. And the spice paste calls prominently for curry leaves along with other spices like peppercorns, toor dal, coriander seeds, red chillies and coconut. Shelf life of this gravy is seriously very interesting, yes they can stay prefect for a week if they are conserved properly. We love enjoy this gravy with rice and papads drizzled with gingelly oil. Needless to say that its better to dish out this gravy completely with gingelly oil as well.

No Onion No Garlic Karuveppillai Kuzhambu

1cup Tamarind juice
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2 Dry red chillies
1 Tomatoes (chopped)
Few curry leaves
2tbsp Gingelly oil

To Grind: 
7nos Red chillies
1tbsp Toor dal
1tsp Black peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Dessicated coconut
1tbsp Raw rice
3/4cup Fresh Curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander seeds

Dry roast all the ingredients from the list 'To Grind' one by one slowly except the curry leaves.

Grind all the roasted spices with curry leaves into fine paste and keep aside..

Heat the gingelly oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, dry red chillies,curry leaves, cumin seeds and let them splutters.

Curry Leaves Tangy gravy

Saute the chopped tomatoes until the oil get separates..

Add the tamarind juice to the kadai with enough salt, once they starts boiling add the grounded paste to it, cover the kadai with lid.

Keep in simmer; cook until the oil separates from the gravy.

Serve warm.

No Onion No Garlic Curry Leave Kuzhambu



Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is one of my fav gravies and it is so interesting to know that there is no onion and garlic there. The whole platter looks fantastic Priya.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Love that entire meal set-up. I love no onion no garlic gravies and this one I have to try definitely. Thanks for the share Priya.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

It seems like one flavorful, lip-smacking gravy, Priya. Your whole lunch plate looks delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! I love the flavor of curry leaves and this kuzhambu sounds so aromatice and I would definitely try this out

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Love this simple and flavorful kuzhambu. That spice paste must have made it taste amazing.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I really need to make this in summer when my curry leaf plant is growing. I love the flavor and this is such a perfect comfort food!

veena said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a simple and very delicious kuzhambu. Looks lipsmacking

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I always have extra curry leaves I will buy a bag to use some in a recipe. After I use the few I need, the rest often stay there until they end up in the garbage. I am saving this recipe and next time I have extra curry leaves I am definitely making this!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

i m literally drooling priya, wish i could have this delcious kuzhambu now! Perfect with hot steaming rice and gingely oil!!! Finger-licking good!

Swati said... Reply To This Comment

I like gravies with curry leaves and this no onion no garlic curry recipe sounds so flavorful!! Lovely platter!!