Friday, January 18, 2008

Pepper-Garlic Curry


Ingredients:
1. Garlic-1 cup
2.Shallots/Small onions-1 cup
3.Curry leaves
4.salt
5.sesame oil-1/2 cup
6.fenugreek seeds/vendhayam-1/4 spoon
7.Tomatoes-2
8.Turmeric powder- 1/4 spoon
9.urad dal-1 spoon

For Grinding:
1.Red chilli-2
2.Pepper-2 spoons
3.Corriander seeds/dhania-1 spoon
4.Cumin/jeera-1 spoon
5.Cashews-8

Method:
Have a spoon of oil in a skillet and fry all the items except cashew-nut mentioned for grinding. make a paste by adding cashews and little water. keep aside. also prepare tamarind water. now in a kadai..have 1/2 cup of oil,add mustard,when it crackles,add fenugreek seeds, urad dal(1 spoon) and curry leaves. when they turn brown, add the garlic and small onion. fry them..till they are well cooked. now add the grinded paste. now add sliced tomatoes and turmeric powder. fry them till tomatoes are cooked and add the grinded paste. mix well,add salt and tamaraind water. now allow it to boil..till the oil seperates and comes above.

enjoy this with hot rice. best suited for idli and dosa.
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