Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kaaraamani Kuzhambu / Lobia Curry

Recipe Marathon - Lap 7 (Final Lap)

It was just 7 days, and it flew away very fast. I enrolled myself for Nupur's Marathon, as i had many post pending on my draft and also hubby had his Project Delivery Time & was working till mid-night, So i needed some blogging time, to keep me occupied. Iam Glad I enrolled, as i got many new friends from the marathon and got to learn how to allocate time for blogging for the day.
Now I wonder, how 7 days flew so fast....

Coming to Today's Recipe Lobia / Cow Gram Curry / Kaaraamani Kuzhambu.

I don't know why, my hubby fasts on the year end. He fasts till evening and for night, he eats just fruits. so i knew, that iam alone going to eat this curry and thought why not experiment with different flavour's. I added what all caught my eye on my pantry.

Lobia / Cow Gram Curry / Kaaraamani Kuzhambu

You Can't guess, what mystery ingredients i added, just from the look or taste. But all togeather gave a nice taste, that you all should try, thats why iam posting it here.



Ingredients:

Cow Gram / Lobia / Kaaraamani - 1 cup (Soaked in water for overnight)
Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 cloves (chopped)

Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp's
Anardana seed's / Dry Pomegranate Seeds - 2tbsp's

Kasuri Methi - 2 tbsp's
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Kuzhambu milagaai thool / Chilli Powder - 2 tsp

Oil - 2tbsp
Mustard - 1-/4 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 8

Method:

Heat Oil in a Kadaai or Pan. Add mustard and wait till it splutters. add fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and saute them.

Pressure Cook the Cow Gram / Kaaraamani / Lobia with 1/4 cup water and little salt upto 4 whistle's.

Grind the Grated Coconut and Anardana seeds into a coarse powder and keep aside.

Now Add the Tomato and Garlic. fry them till the tomatoes get mashed.

Now add turmeric powder, Chilli Powder, salt to taste and mix well.

Add the grounded coconut + anardana seed powder to the pan and mix well with the tomatoes.

Add the cooked lobia / kaaraamani to the pan and mix well.

Add 1/2 cup water and kasuri methi, Curry Leaves and salt to taste to the pan and mix well. let the curry boil for 5 minutes in medium flame.

This Curry tasted so Good, the anardana and kasuri methi gave nice taste to the curry.

It tasted excellent with Hot Idli's.

* You can also add tamarind paste to the curry, if you like the tangyness.

Wish You All and Your Family A Very Happy New Year....

New Year Wishes


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