November 14, 2015

Milagu Kuzhambu / Pepper Kuzhambu for Cold

     Heavy rains continuing in Chennai and has affected the daily rhythm of daily life. So it is good to had something spicy. I prepared a spicy recipe just for that. It is also good for cold and cough.

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian  | Category: kuzhambu
Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Yields: 1 cup

Lemon size ball
To taste
Dry Powders:

Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp
Coriander / Dhaniya Powder
1 tbsp
For Pepper Powder:

2 tsp
½ tsp
To Temper:

Gingely Oil
2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds
½ tsp
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Garlic Pods
Sambar Onion Or Big Onion
10 or ½

1. Remove the skin of the garlic and cut them into small pieces.
2. Remove the skin of the onion, wash and  then cut them into small pieces.
3. Extract the juice from the lemon size tamarind ball.
4. Roast the pepper with ½ tsp of ghee till nice aroma comes from it. Allow it to cool down and then powder it using the dry mixie jar without water.
5. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
6. Then add the curry leaves and add chopped garlic pods. Fry them for a min.
7. Now add the chopped onion and fry till they turn into translucent.
8. Immediately add the tamarind extract (from 3), red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
9. Mix them well and allow it to boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off. Now the mixture becomes ½ of the initial quantity.
10. Now add the pepper powder (from 4) and  bring it into boil. Switch off the flame and transfer it to serving bowl.
   Serve with hot rice and ghee.

1. Adjust the chilli powder according to your taste.


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