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Monday, July 18, 2011

Puzhi(Tamarind) Kuzhambu

Tamarind Kuzhambu is nothing but a tasty and a less-spiced version or variation of Kara Kuzhambu done with coconut paste and very Popular in South Tamil Nadu.This Gravy is made with any one of these Vegs/N.Vegs added - Brinjals,Drumsticks,Garlic,Ginger,Ladies fingers,Spinach,Yam, Chepankizhangu (Colacasia,Taro roots),Karunai Kizhangu,Sirukizhangu,Papadam,pakoda,boiled eggs,fish,Dryfish, Karamani, Butterbeans,Mochai etc.,Needs 15 mins cooking time and serves 4 nos.Enjoy Ur meal!.BonAppetit!.

.Puzhi(Tamarind) Kuzhambu -Tamarind Curry in Coconut Sauce-Thick Gravy made with tamarind pulp and spices
Ingredients :
1 onion-sliced
1 tomato-sliced
1 cup tamarind extract(lemon-size)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
5 garlic cloves
1/4 tsp fresh pepper powder
2 tbsp coconut paste with 1 small onion
1 tsp salt
2 tsp refined oil
few coriander seeds
few curry leaves
2 cups water

Directions :

    1.Heat oil in a kadai,put mustard seeds,garlic cloves,cumin seeds,onion slices and curry leaves.saute for 3 mins till onions turn golden brown.
    2.Add tomato slices and 1 tspo salt.saute till tomato melts(added salt will cook the tomatoes quickly).
    3.Add chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder and pepper powder and saute till the rawness of
spices diminishes.
    4.Add the tamarind pulp and let it simmer for 10 -12 mins till the rawness of tamarind pulp diminishes.
    5.Add the coconut paste,coriander leaves,water and 1 tsp salt.Mix well and let it boil for 10 more mins.
    6.When oil separates from the mixture,turn off the flame.
    7.Serve this with rice,Idli,Dosa,etc,.

    Note:This Puzhi Kuzhambu can made with any one of these pieces-Brinjals,Drumsticks,Garlic,Ginger, Ladies-fingers,Capsicum,boiled eggs,fish,etc,.Brinjals,Drumsticks,Ginger, Ladies-fingers should be added with tomatoes (in Step:2). Garlic cloves or Ladies-finger pieces should be oil-sauted first before added in step:2.Boiled eggs or fish pieces should be added in Step 5 after adding the coconut paste.

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