Friday, December 28, 2012

Ennai Vazhakkai Kuzhambu / Malli Vazhakkai Kuzhambu / எண்ணெய் வாழைக்காய் குழம்பு / மல்லி வாழைக்காய் குழம்பு

Ennai Vazhakkai Kuzhambu or Malli Vazhakkai Kuzhambu is a very unique and delicious Kuzhambu. This is my MIL's Signature Dish. 

Ingredients :

1. Raw Banana / Plantain - 1 (Peeled & Cut in to Rectangular Pieces of 2" length)
2. Tamarind Juice - Squeezed from a Lemon Sized Tamarind Ball
3. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
4. Asafoetida - A Pinch
5. Gingelly Oil - 1.5 tbs
6. Salt - Needed Qty
7. Jaggery - 1/2 tsp (Powdered)

For Spice Powder :

1. Coriander Seeds - 4 tsp
2. Thoor Dhal - 1 tsp
3. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
4. Sesame - 1.5 tsp (Black & White Together)
5. Red Chillies - 3 or Adjust to Your Taste
6. Coconut - 4 tsp (Grated)
7. Gingelly Oil - 2 tsp

Heat oil. Throw all the ingredients one by one. Roast them all together in a low flame until dhal and coconut gratings turn golden brown.

To Temper :

1. Gingelly Oil - 2 tsp
2. Mustard - 1 tsp
3. Curry Leaves - A Sprig

Heat oil. Splutter mustard. Throw curry leaves. Switch off the stove. 



Procedure :

1. In a pan, heat oil. Add plantain pieces. Medium the flame. Fry well, till the plantain turns crisp.

2. Now, add turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and tamarind juice. Turn the flame to high. Let the contents boil well.

3. Add the spice powder and jaggery. Stir once.

4. Allow the contents to thicken in medium flame.

5. Pour the tempering. Mix once. Switch off the stove. 

6. Serve hot with rice.

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5 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

This looks very delicious...All i need a is a bowl of rice for a blissful meal!!
Prathima Rao
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kitchen queen said...

delicious awesome and tempting kuzhambu.

ruchikacooks said...

That is so tasty Nithu, I am about to post my version of kali today.

Priya said...

Love this fingerlicking flavourful kuzhambu.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

that is so tongue tickling and sooo lipsmacking!!! bookmarking it!!
Sowmya
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