Saturday, May 29, 2010

Poricha Kuzhambu (With Toor Dhal)

Poricha kuzhambu is a one of our favourite dishes. We prepare this in two different ways. I have already posted the Moong Dhal version here. This is Toor Dhal version. This poricha kuzhambu is a must for any festival. We have to offer this to God along with other food item. This kuzhambu is made without any garlic or onion.


Ingredients :

1. Thoor Dhal - 3/4 Cup
2. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
3. Drum stick - 2 (Cut in to pieces)
4. Coconut - 4 tsp (Ground to paste)
5. Salt - Needed Qty
6. Water - 2.5 Cups

For Spice paste,

1. Pepper - 1/2 tsp
2. Red Chilly - 2 or adjust to your taste
3. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
4. Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp

Take a little oil in a pan and roast all the above ingredients. Add water and grind to a fine paste and keep aside.

For Seasoning,

1. Mustard - 1 tsp
2. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
3. Curry Leaf - A Few
4. Oil - 2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard. Add urad dhal and curry leaf. Fry for few minutes and keep aside.






Procedure :

1. Cook thoor dhal with turmeric powder till soft. Mash and keep aside.
2. In a pan take water. Add cut drumstick,salt and ground spice paste.
3. Allow the contents to boil till drumstick is cooked well.
4. Then, add cooked dhal and curry leaf. Mix well. Medium the flame.
5. Once the kuzhambu attains thick consistency, add coconut paste.
6. Before you switch off the stove, add seasoning.
7. Serve hot with rice.

Note : 
You can season with vengaya vadagam or seasoning vadam to increase the flavour. We don't usually add this seasoning vadam if we prepare this on fasting days or on any festival days like Pongal and Saraswathi Pooja. We usually add Brinjal or Snake gourd while we offer this kuzhambu to God on Festival days.

20 comments:

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Poricha kuzhambu looks really yummy.

Priti said...

New recipe for me and looks interesting...

BeenaShylesh said...

delisious curry for lunch.....thank u neethu...

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nice one Nithu. I think they also call it as arachu vitta sambhar. I have never tasted it. Will definitely try sometime.

Subhashini said...

Looks yummy Nithu

Bharathi said...

Hmmm...Yummy delicious Poricha Kuzhambu... That too with Moringa/ Drumstick it tastes divine....

sowmya's creative saga said...

love this..looks yum..

sonu said...

it looks delicious and healthy too..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Ur version of poricha kootu is tempting, much different than mine.Would like to ur way sometime.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Tempting & healthy khuzhampu!!

Priya said...

lovely recipe :)... i just love this dish....:) thanks for sharing :).. great pic :)

Jay said...

spicy kuzhambu is inviting to taste...wonderful recipe dear.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Toor Dhal looks yumm dear, thanks for sharing! :D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is very new to me,great recipe!

Priya said...

Delicious dal, would love to have with some papads and hot steaming rice topped with ghee..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nithu, wow, that looks delicious.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Delicious looking dal...would be great with rice..

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds delicious..new one for me..will try this..thanks for sharing.

Kiran said...

A very healthy and delicious daal.

மகி said...

Saw both the kuzhambu recipes..have to give it a try very soon.