Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kollu Kuzhambu / Horsegram Kuzhambu /Uluvalu Kuzhambu

This is a flavourful kuzhambu with good medicinal properties
It is highly useful in Weight Management
Now let's see the recipe


Ingredients
Part 1 - Dry roast and grind
  • Kollu / Horsegram / Mudhira / Uluvalu / Kulthi - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chilly - 6
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup

Part 2 - Seasoning and Saute
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad / Channa dhal - 1/2 teaspoon each
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Methi seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Small Onions - 20 nos

Part 3 - Tamarind Extract
  • Tamarind - small lemon sized ball
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Jaggery - small piece
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons

Part 4 - Garnish
  • Curry leaves - few
Method
Step 1 - Tamarind Extract
  • Soak tamarind in water for about 20 minutes
Step 2 - Dry roast and powder
  • Dry fry kollu in a kadai for about 5 minutes.It will emit nice aroma.Take it out and cool
  • In the same kadai dry roast red chikkies and coriander seeds
  • Switch off the kadai and swirl the coconut in the same kadai
  • Grind the kollu, coriander seeds and red chillies alone

Step 3 - Seasoning and Saute
  • Heat gingelly oil in a kadai.Crackle mustard seeds, fry urad/channa dhals
  • Sprinkle hing and add methi seeds
  • Put small onions and saute it

Step 4 - Kuzhambu
  • Add the roasted and ground powder.Saute it once
  • Pour the tamarind extract.Put salt and let it boil for 5 minutes
  • Add jaggery and let it boil for some more time
Step 5 - Coconut paste
  • Meanwhile grind coconut with little water to a thick paste
  • Pour it over the cooked kuzhambu and switch off the stove
  • Garnish with cut curry leaves
Serving
  • Serve with steaming hot rice and a spicy curry