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Kara Kuzhambu

28 Mar

Kara Kuzhambu

Karasaramaana Kuzhambu!!

Mouth Watering tangy and tasty, Kara Kulzhambu is one of the popular south indian dishes that goes very well with Rice. The Speciality of this gravy is, it contains all the flavors of taste like hot, sour ,sweet, salt, slight bitter and a smooth consistent taste. The Secret is all these tastes should be blended and the right amount of ingredients play a important role.

Ingredients:

  1. Oil – 1 Tsp
  2. Mustard – 1 Tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 Tsp
  4. Asaefoetida – 1/4 Tsp
  5. Onion Medium sized – 1 (finely chopped)
  6. Tomato – 2 ( finely chopped)
  7. chilli powder – 1 Tsp
  8. Corriander Powder – 2 Tsp
  9. Turmeric – 1/4 Tsp
  10. Tamarind – 1 lemon sized ball ( Soak the tamarind in warm water and get the juice of it.)
  11. Vegetables – 100 gms of Ladies finger (Tip : Drumstick , Brinjal ,Capsicum also tastes good in this gravy. But add only one kind of vegetable at a time)
  12. Salt – as per the taste
  13. Curry leaves – 2 strands
  14. Corriander leaves – 1 strand.

Method:
1. Add  oil to the hot Kadai.  Now add the seasonings one by one. First add Mustard, that should crackle in the hot oil,then add fenugreek seeds, Asafoetida .

2. Add Onion and fry till the onion is translucent. (Tip : Add 1/2 a spoon of Salt to cook it faster)

3. Add in the Spices Chilli powder, corriander powder, Turmeric and salt. Mix it for couple of seconds.

4. Add in the tomatoes and cook till they are soft and cooked well.

5. Now add the Tamarind water and the vegetables of your choice. Cover the vessel and cook for 15 minutes.

6. Cover it and cook for till more time ,till the gravy thickens.

7. Finally add the Curry and corriander leaves. Serve it with Rice.

Tip :  I like to add small cut garlic pods in this gravy.  Fry it along with onions.

 

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