Monday, August 25, 2008

Karamani Kara Kuzhambu


Karamani paruppu (cow gram) 1 cup
Tamarind water 1 cup
Mustard seed,cumin seed,fenugreek seed each one tsp.
Garlic flakes 5
Small onion 1 cup
Tomatoes 3 (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder,chilli powder and coriander powder each one tsp.
Drumstick pieces 8
oil and salt as required
jaggery little
Grind to paste:

Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Small onion 3
Fennel seeds 1 tsp

Soak the karamani paruppu in water for four hours.Cook it pressure cooker and allow four whistles.
Heat a kadai and pour oil.Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds and garlic flakes.Add sambar onion and tomatoes.Stir welltill it becomes soft.
Pour the tamarind extract with boiled karamani .Add turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder,drumstick pieces with salt.
Let the kozhambu boil for 15 minutes.Then add the ground paste.
Reduce the heat and allow it to boil for sometime till the kozhambu thickens.
Finally add little bit jaggery.

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