Thursday, October 23, 2008

Milagu Kuzhambu / Black Pepper curry


Small onions - 10 nos
Garlic - 6 nos
Tamarind - Small lemon size / 3/4 tsp of paste
Tomato - 1/2(chopped)
Coconut - 4 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
sugar/Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
oil - 4 tsp
Curry leaves - few


1. Soak the tamarind in a cup of water for 30 mins, prepare juice and keep it aside. If you use tamarind paste, dissolve the paste in 1 cup of water.
2. Before grinding fry coconut, pepper seeds and cumin seeds.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds. wait until it splutters.
3. Add onion, garlic, curry leaves and fry till you see golden brown color in onions.
4. Add chopped tomato and fry till oil gets seperated.
5. Add tamarind juice, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera, ground coconut paste, salt and let it boil until the raw smell of ingredients goes off, approx 15mins.


Alcer patients don't have this curry. If you have cold, you can have this. Pepper gets out cold soon. Wonderful combination with rice, kootu, egg poriyal, pappad.