Day 3 of blogging marathon with theme ‘Combo Meals’. I am surprised to think of how many combo recipes I have learnt just by K mentioning the names. This is one such combo and is K’s favorite. In the early days of marriage when I actually started cooking I used to love the kuzhambu which involved ground masala. Reason being I could never get it to the right consistency and it was always watery. But adding the masala thickened it up beautifully. Now that was a life saver for me.
Milagu kuzhambu stays good in the fridge for days, is very easy to prepare and as the name implies it uses peppercorns instead of chillies. Hence it is considered healthy as pepper has medicinal benefits. It is best paired with paruppu thuvaiyal which is basically a paste made with lentils and coconut. This has been in my archives for a while due to the simplicity of the recipe, but thanks to blogging marathon theme I am posting this today. I normally like to mix the kuzhambu with rice and have the thuvaiyal as the side dish whereas K mixes the thuvaiyal with rice and has the kuzhambu as a dip. So however you choose to have it this is sure to please the palate.
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Lemon size tamarind (1 cup juice roughly)
Salt to taste
1.5 tsp pepper corns
1.5 tsp urad dal
1.5 tsp toor dal
3 red chillies
Let us prepare the masala for kuzhambu first. Roast peppercorns, urad dal, toor dal, asafoetida and red chillies.
Take in a blender.
Blend to a paste using water.
Heat oil. Season with mustard seeds. Add the extracted tamarind juice.
Bring to a boil and add the masala and salt.
Mix well and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until it thickens to the desired consistency. I have read that adding a teaspoon of rice flour will help in thickening although I have never tried it.
Add curry leaves and turn off the stove.
Our healthy and tasty lunch platter
33 Responses to Milagu Kuzhambu (Pepper Kuzhambu)
Super recipe I tried it came out well thank u for sharing the wonderful recipe
That kuzhambu is thicker on it's own, right? I practically know that riceflour thickens stews but is it needed here. I will definitely give it a try since it doesn't have any coconut added.
Lovely combination and my favorite too..
My favorite combination…Amma always used to make it…I used to make only milagu kulambu and appalams…Lovely pics…
Wow….. what a healthy and delicious dish..
Wonderful combination.Milagu kuzhambu looks tempting
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sounds like perfect chettinadu cuisine…bookmarked dear…surely will try this…
Perfect Combination. This milagu kulambu is my favorite.
Healthy and tasty dish..Looks great!
very authentic and sure it triggers my appetite..
Woww.. thats an awesome recipe Looks great
That is one unbeatable combination…!!
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I am sure to like that spicy gravy..
delicious combo, great recipes, pass me that platter
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COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious
I love all kinds of kazumbho's this combo sounds lovely
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Delicious combo. Clicks look awesome.
Delicious gravy,makes me drool
I have always been a fan of ur step by step presentation The kozhambu and thuvaiyal look too tempting. Bookmarking it.
Good Choice! Now it got me drooling here…it looks perfect!!
Awesome combo..!! and have always loved this combo!
sounds very authentic!
Delicious and spicy looking meal….m drooling!!!
The milagu kuzhambu looks so thick, spicy and delicious.
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Mouthwatering combo…This is one of the comfort meal for me. I make the same way- both kuzhambu and thogayal
Wow thats quick and wonderful dear…nice veggie dish love it
so good one
I have had the same combination before at my best friends place…She is a Tamil Brahmin….I forgot to take the recipe from her last time…This will be handy now!
Very tatsy combo……..
perfect combo my fav..
Awesome combo….comforting meal