Monday, February 10, 2014

Murungakai Kara Kuzhambu | முருங்கைக்காய் கார​ குழம்பு | Drumstick Gravy

Murungakai Kara Kuzhambu is a famous and popular south-Indian rice accompaniment.

Ingredients :-
 Drumstick   2
 Onions (Shallots)    ¼ cup
 Tomato  1
 Garlic  6
 Tamarind  Medium lemon size   
 Curry Leaves  few
 Turmeric powder  ¼ tsp
 Coriander powder       1 tsp
 Chilli powder  2 tsp
 Mustard  ¼ tsp
 Gingelly Oil  1 tsp
 Salt  to taste
To Grind :- 
 Fennel  1 tsp     
 Fenugreek     ½ tsp
 Pepper  ½ tsp
 Garlic  2
 Grated Coconut      3 tbsp

Method :-
1). Grind the ingredients listed under "To grind" section to a fine paste with little water. Soak tamarind in water and extract the tamarind juice. Chop drumstick into medium pieces. keep them aside.
2). Heat Oil in a pan, add mustard and let it splutter. Then add Onions and garlic cloves along with curry leaves. Saute till it turns golden brown. Then add tomatoes and fry till soft.
3). Add the drumstick pieces and saute for a minute. Then add the grounded mixture with 1/2 cup water. Mix well.  
4). Add the tamarind extract along with salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and combine well. Cook covered in medium flame until the drumstick pieces gets cooked and Kuzhambu gets thick.
Serve with steamed rice, appalam & kootu.

Notes :-
# Shallots suits well for this Kuzhambu, it adds taste. I did not have shallots so used big onions. It was equally good too.
# You can add any vegetable of your choice. Brinjal & drumstick suits well. 
# Gingelly oil not only gives nice flavor & taste, but it also helps to reduce the body heat developed by tamarind. 

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