Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vetral kuzambu

- 1 tblspn Corriander seeds
- 2 tblspn channa dhal
- 2 tblspn urad dhal
- 5 red chillies
- 1 tblspoon peppercorns
- 1/2 teaspoon methi seeds
- 1 teaspoon jeera
- 4-5 sprigs of curry leaves
- Tamarind (size of lemon)
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
- 3 tblspn oil
For thaduka
- Curry leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon of Mustard seeds
- Methi seeds, Hing, turmeric
1. In a tablespoon of oil fry corriander seeds, channa dhal, urad dhal, red chillies, peppercorns, jeera and methi seeds. Once they are all golden brown turn off the stove and add the curry leaves.
2. Soak tamarind in hot water till it is soft
3. Grind tamarind and the fried mixture into a smooth paste
4. In a heavy bottom pan add 2 tblspoon oil and put the mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds starts spluttering add methi seeds. Once it becomes brown add Hing, turmeric powder and curry leaves. Then pour the ground mixture in the pan.
5.Let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes or until the kuzhambu becomes thick.

This recipe serves four. You can double the recipe and store the excess in the refrigerator. It will taste good for about a month.Serve it hot with rice.

This one goes to Cooking with seeds originally started by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty


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