Chettinad Kara Kuzhambu

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Ingredients:

Shallots / Small Onions - 1/2 cup (Peel off the skin and cut into halves)
Garlic - 1/2 cup (Peel off the skin and slit it lengthwise)
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
Chilly Powder - 1 tbsp (can use Aachi brand Kulmbu milagai thool for Chettinad flavor)
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - a small lemon size ball (soak it in a cup of warm water and extract the juice)
Dried Sundakkai or Manathakkali Vatral(optional)- A tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Gingelly Oil - 5 tbsp

Cooking Instructions:



Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute it with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, dried sundakai and curry leaves and keep it aside.









Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute it with garlic and onions until they turn golden yellow color and soft. Now add coriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder and fry it until the raw smell leaves off. Add tamarind water to it now and mix well. Add required amount of salt and let it cook until the desired consistency is reached. Now add the sauted items to it and let it cook for few minuts and switch off the flame and Kara Kolambu is ready to serve.

Side Dish: Goes well with hot white rice

I tried out this recipe from here and thanks a lot Bharathy for sharing a yummy recipe!



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14 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow that looks fiery hot and delcious.
I would love to have this with plain rice.

Subhie Arun said...

wow.thx loooks spicy n hot....love to have with plain rice...thx 4 visiting my site..keep visiting..u have nice collection..will follow on frm now onwards...

Bharathy said...

;) :D ;) !!!!

Hari Chandana said...

Looks great and yummy...

Ann said...

OOO! that looks spicy and hummm yummmy!! Cant resist with rice and appalam :)

kittymatti said...

looks delicious! hot n spicy!

Sanghi said...

Looks great and perfect consistency. I make the same way except adding mustard! Yummy!:)

Preeti Singh said...

Looks spicy and tangy.... hearing for the first time....

Kalai said...

I remember seeing this on Bharathy's site... Yours looks awesome! :)

Valarmathi said...

Looks spicy and tangy. Looks wonderful and yummy.

Padma said...

Looks so delicious...spicy n tangy

Rush said...

could i cook up some breakfast on the grill and send it?
wat brings the red intense color in this recipe?

Smitha said...

Hi Srilekha,
I'm happy to follow your blog. I love chettinad food.Nice and spicy

vidya said...

i will try this...visit my blog grtcooking.blogspot.com