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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Drumstick-Paruppu Kuzhambu

This can be said as a mild-spiced Sambar or Dhal gravy-as it is prepared without using the sambar masala
and chilli powders.This aromatic and appetizing Paruppu Kuzhambu is popular in south-Tamil Nadu.'Garlic
Paruppu Kuzhambu' is very famous in Salem Dist but its preparation differs slightly.U can try this Paruppu Kuzhambu with 3 tbsp coconut paste or 100 ml coconutmilk (either fresh or that of coconut milk powder) or 1 tbsp grated coconut or even without adding  coconut.Very tasty Kuzhambu to try at home with rice, fish or chicken or potato fry,Egg omelette and pickles.Enjoy ur meal.BonAppetit!.

Drumstick-Paruppu Kuzhambu - Less spiced Dhal Curry of TamilNadu

    100 gms Toor Dhal
    2 Drumsticks - cut into pieces
    1 cup tamarind(gooseberry size) pulp
    2-3 tbsp grated coconut - (ground as a fine paste with 1 garlic clove,1/2 tsp cumin seeds and 1 green chillies)
    3-4 no.sgreen chillies - slit lengthwise
    1 big tomato(finely chopped)
    1/2 sliced onion
    5-6 garlic cloves
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
    2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
    1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    2 tsp ghee
    1 tsp salt or to taste

for seasoning:
    1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    sambar onions (chopped)-4 no.s
    curry leaves - a sprig
    coconut oil - 2 tsp


    1.Pressure cook the toor dhal with green chillies- 4 no.s,chopped tomato,onion slices,garliccloves,cumin seeds, asafotida powder,1 tsp chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp,turmeric powder and 3 cups water upto 6 whistle.Mash the cooked dhal after sometime and keep aside.
    2.Cook the drumstick pieces in 3 cups water with salt and a pinch of turmeric powder.
    3.Take the Pressure pan with mashed dhal and add the cooked drumsticks with water.Bring it to boil with needed salt for 3 mins.
    4.Add the tamarind pulp and cook for 5-6 more mins till the tamarind odour diminishes.
    5.Now add the coconut paste and chopped coriander leaves.Bring it to boil for 5-6 mins.
    6.Add ghee on top and the remaining chopped coriander leaves, cover the pressure pan with a lid and keep aside.
    7.Take a non-stick frying pan,heat coconut oil, then put mustard seeds,cumin seeds,sambar onions and
saute well then add curry leaves and saute for a min. Add this to the Paruppu Kuzhambu. and cover the lid 8
for 10 mins.
    8.Serve this Drumstick- Paruppu Kuzhambu with plain rice,Spicy Fish Fry or Spicy Yam Fry or Pappadam or chicken or potato fry,Egg omelette and pickles.

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