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Thursday, November 3, 2011

KARUVEPPILAI (CURRY LEAVES)KUZHAMBU - TWO VERSIONS

KARUVEPPILAI KOZHAMBU, CURRY LEAVES KOZHAMBU,KARUVEPPILAI KUZHAMBU, CURRY LEAVES KUZHAMBU,IYENGAR THALIGAI, PATHIYA THALIGAI(SAMAYAL), POSTPARTUM FOOD AND CAREThis is very good for digestion. This recipe is a "pathiya samayal" given to ladies after child birth. This kozhambu can be mixed with rice and best with curd rice also. I have given here two methods of preparing this kozhambu.

The best combination for this is Daangar pachadi and sutta appalam.

INGREDIENTS:

Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Pepper - 3/4 tsp.
Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
Urad dhal - 2 tsp.
Toor dhal - 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - 1 cup (tightly packed)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Gingelly oil - 3 tablespoons
Hing - a pinch
Salt - as per taste

VERSION 1:

METHOD:


Soak tamarind in lukewarm water and extract thick pulp.

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat a spoon of oil and fry pepper, chillies, hing, urad dhal and toor dhal till golden brown. Now add, curry leaves and saute well till it changes its colour. When cool grind everything in a mixie to a paste.

In the same pan, heat the remaining oil, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, pour in the tamarind extract and allow it to boil for five minutes. Now add the ground paste and let it boil till it thickens.

VERSION 2:

INGREDIENTS:

Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Pepper - 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
Curry leaves - 1 cup (tightly packed)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Gingelly oil - 3 tablespoons
Hing - a pinch
Salt - as per taste

METHOD:

Heat a spoon of oil in a pan and fry pepper and chillies. When pepper splutters, add cumin seeds and saute for 5 seconds. When cool, grind this in a mixie, alongwith curry leaves, hing , tamarind and salt. Add a cup of water and grind again to a fine paste.

Heat the remaining oil, temper with mustard seeds and add the ground paste. Pour one more cup of water and mix well. Allow it to boil in a medium heat, till it reduces to half and thick.

29 comments :

  1. parkavae supera irruku. the combo with dhangar pachidi and appalam will be awesome.

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  2. it must b very flavorful..nice n yummy kozhambu

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  3. romba super this version is a def try ..

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  4. Slurp, super tempting kuzhambu, i can have it with anything anytime.

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  5. hi shanti, many thanks for your visit and sweet comment. do come again next time.
    love to follow your recipes too, i also like spicy dishes, but i have never seen this recipe before, would love to try out one day, thanks and have a nice day

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  7. I luv curry leaves so much...Nice recipe on karuveppilai kozhambu

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  8. Never heard abt this... Looks interesting

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  9. This dish are look fabulous Thank you so much for sharing this with us. have a good day:).

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  10. Visiting your blog for the first time!!!1Lovely recipes and the iyengar dishes.Karuveppalai kozhambu looks intersting....

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  11. One of the best dishes I would say. It keeps well also for atleast a week is an added bonus. I love this with rice, dosai and idlies too!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this traditional kulambu recipe.

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  13. It looks so yummy and delicious. I like all your recipies.

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  14. We too make this but a different method. Love both the versions :) Will try soon.

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  15. very appealing and comforting curry akka..

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  16. I have had this before at friend's place.. Very nice and tangy taste.. Would love to try this soon. Thanks for stopping by my space. You have very fine blog. Happy to follow you. :o)

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  17. both the versions r very tempting and delicious and it seems almost like mulagu kuzhambu.
    indu srinivasan
    kattameethatheka.blogspot.com

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  18. Never tried it before..Sounds healthy and delicious...

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  19. loved both the versions, will try soon ! the Dangri pachadi also looks yum !

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  20. Hey Shanthi...First time on your blog...You have a lovely space...Kulambu looks yummy...Happy to join you dear...Do visit me at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/

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  21. Oooh nice one... Are u working on the pathya samayal series ?

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  22. Nice Kuzhambu..Have never heard of a curry leaf kuzhambu before. Must try this one..

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  23. Hello, your recipe reminds me of the way Amma makes this kuzhambu! :) If you can, please go through the rules of my Healthy Lunch Challenge and link your post there.
    Thanks! :)
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    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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  24. Tried the 1st version and loved it !
    Thank you for sharing this healthy recipe where we actually eat all the curry leaves :-)

    Anusha

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  25. Tried it! Came out well.Thank you.

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