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Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu / Pepper Garlic Kuzhambu

Written By Angela Steffi on Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 1:21:00 PM

Author : Hannah Sri

Milagu kulambu is spicy, tongue tickling and flavourful kuzhambu made with black pepper corns.
It can be eaten along with rice , but also as a side with idli or dosai. This Kuzhambu stays fresh even for 4-6 days if refrigerated.

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Small onions/Shallots - 1/2 cup
Garlic – 3
Tamarind – small lemon size
Gingely oil or Sesame oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilli - 2
PepperCorns 1 ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Channa dal ¼ tsp
Dhania,Coriander seeds ¼ tsp
Asafoetida/Hing -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – two springs
Jaggery a pinch - Optional
Salt to taste

Preparation :
Soak tamarind in hot water for 10  minutes. Then extract the juice.

   1)  In a pan dry roast Red chilli, Pepper corns, channa dal, cumin seeds, coriander seeds.

  2) Grind it as a powder then add the onions and few curry leaves in to this and  grind coarsely (not in to       fine paste).

  3)Heat oil in the same pan. Add mustard seeds once it splutters add curry  leaves, Asafoetida powder, Chopped garlic and fry for 2 minutes. 

 4)Add the paste in to this. Cook this in this in medium flame for another 2 minutes and add tamarind extract and salt. Close the pan with a lid and allow it to boil.

5)It has to boil and come in to a thick consistency. Add a pinch of Jaggery.

     Switch off the flame.


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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