Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thakkali Kulambu

We went to Pollachi last week. We Choosed to stay at Maitreyi Vedic Villiage and had a Nice Time with the Nature. The Food over there was so hygienic and it was just like our home made food. The Food Prepared are without Onion and Garlic. We had Thakkali Kuzhambu there and we liked it very much. Today when i was raving about the kuzhambu to my Freind Anu, she said me her MOM's recipe for Thakkali Kuzhambu. I just followed the recipe and got this Lip-Smacking Curry. This is best eaten with Hot Idli's or Rice.

Tomato Curry

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.

Thakkali Kuzhambu

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.

Thakkali Kuzhambu

Notes:

I avoided Onion and Garlic, you may use it while grinding the masala's.

Roasted Gram / Pottukadalai adds good taste.

You can also add Chana Dal(Kadala Paruppu) if not using Roasted Gram. But Chana Dal should be Dry Roasted.

Adding Coconut is also Optional.

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