Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Thakkali Kuzhambu

How to Prepare?

To Dry Roast:

Dhaniya / Corriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
Jeeragam / Cumin - 1 tbsp
Milagu / Pepper - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli's - 3
Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp

Dry Roast the above ingredients one by one.

Other Ingredients to Grind:

Oil - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 3

Pottu Kadalai / Roasted Gram - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch

Heat a Pan, add 1/2 tsp of Oil, and add chopped tomatoes and fry them till the tomatoes turn soft and their skin peels off.

Add the fried tomatoes to the dry roasted ingredients. Add Pottu Kadalai and turmeric powder along with the tomatoes, add 1/4 cup of water and Grind them all together into a smooth paste.

For Seasoning:

Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig

Heat Oil in a Pan, add Mustard seeds and let it splutter, add dry red chilli and curry leaves and roast them. add the grounded smooth paste to the pan. add 1/2 cup of water to the pan and make the kuzhambu thinner.
let the kuzhambu boil for 5 mins atleast and remove it from flame.

Serve Hot with Hot Rice or Hot Idli's or Dosa's.

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