June 03, 2012

Karuveppilai Kozhlambu / Curry Leaves Kozhlambu

  • Curry Leaves - 2 cups
  • Small Shallots(onions) - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic  - 1 full 
  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing/asafoetida  - a pinch
  • Tamarind  - small sized lemon ball
  • Sesame oil - 1to 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Dry Fry Items to  Grind :
  • Raw Rice - 1 tsp
  • Channa Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilles - 3 to 5 nos
  • Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugrreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 1tsp

      First wash curry leaves & keep it aside ...In kadai dry roast  raw rice ,channa dal, coriander seeds ,cumin seeds,pepper ,fenugreek ,red chilles  evenly for few mins until the raw smell goes & a nice aroma exists  ..Allow it to cool ,then grind these fried ingredients along with curry leaves & required amt of water to a fine paste..Keep it aside .
            Heat sesame oil in a kadai, add mustard allow it to splutter, urad dal, fenugreek , add sliced garlic & finely chopped small onions & saute for a while until onion turns golden brown . Now add the grinded paste ,salt & required amt of water & saute for few mins till the raw smell goes away & wait till the oil oozes out on sides.. Now add the tamarind paste & allow the whole mixture to boil  for 6 to 10 mins.Simmer the heat & allow it to  boil to get a thick gravy..yep this is ready to taste....This goes well with hot rice, idly ,dosai...Very healthy , nutritious kuzhlambu....

Hope y'all like this recipe...We can refrigerate for 3 to 4 days ....If want we can make it loose gravy too by adding extra water ...Enjoy friends...



Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,fingerlicking kuzhambu..drooling..

PriyaRaj said...

ohh thanx priya..

Chitra said...

This gravy looks absoultely delicious... would looveee it with some hot rice....yuum!!!!!!

PriyaRaj said...

Thanx chitra

Divya A said...

Can smell the aroma here.. A very healthy curry.. Ladies must have curry leaves to get dark long hair :)
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PriyaRaj said...

thanx divya ..sure will participate..

chitra said...

Hello Priya
I like the fresh taste of curry leaves.I would like to try it out.