Friday, April 21, 2006

Milagu Kulambu

Milagu Kulambu


* A Spicy Kulambu without Cooked Dal.
* Stays good for upto 15 days, if refrigerated.
* Good for Nursing Mothers.

Ingredients needed:

1. Drum Stick (Vegetable) 2 - Cut into 4 inch pieces
2. Tamarind one big lemon size.
3. Salt to taste
4. Hing

Items for Grinding:

1. Toor dal 2 tsp
2. Dhania (coriander seeds) 1/4 tsp
3. Garlic Pods 3
4. Pepper 1 tsp
5. Dried red chilli 3 (accoring to taste)
6. Curry leaves little
Roast the above with 1 tsp of ghee and grind into paste.

For Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
2. Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
3. Curry leaves
4. Oil or ghee 2 table spoons

Method:
1. Soak Tamarind and extract thick juice and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai season with Mustard, Cumin and Curry leaves and pour Tamarind extract.
3. Add Hing, Salt, Vegetable and bring it to a boil .
4. Once the raw smell of tamarind goes, add the grinded paste.
5. Cook till oil floats on top.


Note:
1. Sesame Oil enhances the flavour of the Kulambu.
2. Garlic pods can also be added to the seasoning ingredients.
3. Oil can also be added while cooking. More oil in the Kulambu will keep it fresh for more days.
4. Dried Mangoes, Manathakkali vathal can also be added in this Kulambu.

7 comments:

Saffron said...

mmmmmm..lovely! I love the sour taste of this kolumbu!

cheers!

Ashwini said...

This must be all tangy...my kind of curry :-)

Menu Today said...

Hi Saffron Hut, Ashwini,
Thanks.

Vineela said...

Hi MENUTODAY,
i like this recipe.
Normally i will do this as u said sesame oil enhance the taste of kuzhalmbu.
Nice post.
Vineela

Menu Today said...

Thank u Vineela.

Anonymous said...

hi
can we add any other vegetables like (binjal,ladies finger ,snake gourd or itter gourd )for making this kolambu.
thanks

Kalai said...

I love anything sour! Sounds awesome!