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Friday, February 26, 2010

Garlic-Tamarind Kuzhambu


3 Tomatoes
7-8 Pearl onions
5-6 Garlic pods
2 piece Tamarind
3-4 Red dry chilli
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
1 pinch Fenugreek seeds
6-7 Curry leaves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Chilli powder
2tbsp Coriander powder
3-4tbsp Sesame oil

How to:
  • Chop the tomatoes and puree it. Also make tamarind juice with 1 cup water.

  • In a deep pan heat Sesame oil, add mustard seeds, when they crackle, add cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • Add dry red chilli, curry leaves and pearl onions. Fry them carefully as they may get burnt.

  • Once the pearl onions starts browning, add the pureed tomato and cook well, with lid closed.
  • Once the tomatoes are cooked, add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and cook for 2 mins also add garlic and cook for 2 more mins.

  • Now pour the tamarind juice followed by 2 cups of water along with salt.
  • Check the taste and add water, so that it doesn't end up too sour.
  • Mix well and let it cook till you get the right consistency.

Spicy kuzhambu is ready to serve with steamed rice.

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