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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Thakkali Kuzhambu

       Morning hours will be busy in sending my husband to office, he takes fruits or Sundal as lunch so i make only breakfast and sundal, in morning....and then will start my cooking by 6.00PM only, so that the food will be good when he have it for dinner...but, at this time i do not have sunlight to click for my blog...so i avoided clicking earlier but now i started to click on night and manage to produce few simple menus which i make as dinner....
        For past 2 weeks  i was badly carving for Thakkali kuzhambu, this is such a simple recipe which is part of southindian cooking....but, i haven't made it for ages, now this time i did it and enjoyed the meal....


Tomatoes - 4 Nos.
Curry leaves
Vathal (Optional) - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Gingely Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Dry roast and grind to paste:
Onion - 1 No.
Garlic - 3 pieaces
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp


Boil the whole tomato and remove the skin and mash it.
Dry roast and grind to paste ingredients are given above in list.
Heat a pan, add oil and temper with Vathal, Curry leaves and add the tomatoes and saute.
Add Turmeric and sambar powder, allow to cook until raw smell goes.
Add the grinded paste, water if required and salt .
Cover and cook until you get a proper kuzhambu consistency.
Garnish with Coriander leaves...
This can be served with Rice or Idly Dosai


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