Thursday, October 11, 2012

Milagu kuzhambu | Pepper tamarind curry

These types of kuzhambu or curry will be little spicy. Black pepper is known to have a great amount of antioxidant properties. It also have benefits against bacterial growth, so when having severe cold try adding pepper in your daily food. It really helps to heal a little. Soup with black pepper on top is so comforting while having cold. Likewise this curry also tastes good to your taste buds when having cold.

I don't feel much difference between milagu/pepper kuzhambu, karuveppilai/curry leaves kuzhambu, both have the same spice to grind. May be when doing milagu kuzhambu you can avoid curry leaves, but it tastes good. So I added curry leaves. You can skip that.

  • Tomatoes -1, medium sized
  • Tamarind - small lemon sized ball
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
Spice paste:
  • Peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
  • Toor dal - 1 tsp
  • Rice - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly - 2
To temper:
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp


Microwave the tamarind in 1/4 of water and extract the Juice and keep aside. Chop the tomatoes and garlic.
Heat a pan with a tsp of oil and fry all the ingredients given in spice paste till golden brown. Combine fried spices with curry leaves and grind to a smooth consistency.

Heat a small wok with a tbsp of oil, add garlic and tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are mushy. Add the spice paste and stir for 5 minutes in a medium heat.

Add the tamarind water and 2 cups of water. Place wok over high heat and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, till kuzhambu is thick, but has to be in pouring consistency. Heat a tsp of oil in a small separate pan, add mustard seeds and asafoetida.

Transfer to the curry. Serve with hot rice.

  • I added 2 tsp of pepper which was very spicy, so I have given 1 tsp of measurement, If you like it spicy add 2 tsp of pepper.


DivyaGCP said...

Love this spicy tangy kuzhambu..

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PT said...

looks thick and spicy :)

Julie said...

Hot & spicy combo..Yummy!!
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S.Menaga said...

It's my fav spicy kuzhambu,yumm...

divya said...

wow... delicious recipe... looks yummy..

Subhie Arun said...

yummy n spicy combo..lov d presentation!

Srimathi said...

Lovely molagu kuzhambu. I would love some in this weather.

Reva said...

I love this kuzhambhu..:)) looks superb..

VineelaSiva said...

Delicious recipe .Goes nice with steamed rice.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

spicyyyyy and tangyyyyyyy, yummy it.

Priya said...

Super tangy,spicy and definitely a fingerlicking kuzhambu.

Teena Mary said...

I looove these kind of flavours!!! Bookmarked to try....looks sooo tasty :)

Vikis Kitchen said...

I love this curry very much...good for health. Looks very delicious dear.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very tempting kuzhambhu,love to have this with rice

Hema said...

Love this spicy kuzhambu, with some vathal on the side and in cold weather, superb..

Biny's Recipes said...

thx for the the sound of it...will surely try

Rosita Vargas said...

¡QuĂ© bella propuesta! abrazos y abrazos.

sharmila saravanan said...

very healthy dish,apt dish for raining season ,love to have this with rice

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely delicious and definitely my kind of food. Like the step by step photos as well!

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