Race Kozhambu (Anjara Petti Kozhambu)

Author: kittymatti / Labels:



Here is the recipe of another rare kozhambu. It is called as Anjara petti kozhambu, meaning- Spice box Sambhar. It is also popularly known as Race kozhambu... In this dish, all the ingredients in the spice box are used to make the masala. The masala paste is allowed to boil in tamarind extract.

Ingredients:

To make the masala paste:
1/2 tsp toor dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp moong dal
1 tbsp dhaniya (coriander seeds)
1/8 tsp jeera seeds (cumin)
1/8 tsp peppercorns
1/4 tsp methi seeds (fenugreek)
3-4 red chillies
A dash of Hing (asafoedita)
2 tsp oil
Fry the above ingredients in oil till golden brown and grind to a smooth paste.

To make the kozhambu:
1 lemon sized ball of tamarind
1/4 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
Hing -3 dashes
2 tsp oil
1 sprig curry leaves
1 cup veggie cut long (usually ladies finger (okra), brinjal (eggplant), drumsticks or red pumpkin is used)
1/8 tsp jaggery

The masala paste mentioned above.

Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds.
Add curry leaves and the veggies. Roast till the veggie with a dash of salt till it gets soft and tender.
Add the tamarind extract and allow to boil
Add turmeric, hing, salt and the paste.
Allow it to boil till the kozhambu thickens.
Add a pinch of jaggery at the end to balance the sourness of tamarind.
Serve with rice and a veggie...

27 comments:

Sweta said...

Loved the car posing on the bowl,very apt for the name! Never tried this kozhambu-sounds good.

Ramya said...

Wow kitty matti!!U always come out with rare and unique recipes..Apt foto witha a race car in it!!Keep up u'r gud work

Pavithra said...

wow preethi thats really interesting kolambu..kandippa try panuven... Ingredients are interesting and healthy too.. will sure let u know the outcome preethi..bookmarked

Padma said...

Have never heard of this name Preethi... kozhambu looks yummy... nice curry to have with rice :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

both the recipe and the name of the recipe is very catchy

kittymatti said...

thank u so much Ramya and sweta, makes me so happy
Thanks shubha and Padma, Im glad u liked the post
Thnx PAvithra, hope it turns out good n u like it!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks very yummy. Nice presentation.

LG said...

loved the car with Race Kozhambu..ehehe..nice presentation.

kittymatti said...

thnx lakshmi and A2Z!

Priti said...

Interesting name :)...looks gud...and added U in the blogroll..

Prathibha said...

Nice name with tat cute car..interesting concept dear...

Doloncookbook said...

Wow ... looks great & delicious . I never had this but will try next time ...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice name and perfect presentation...... New recipe for me...looks yum...

Kalaivani said...

Never heard about the name...Looks delicious,will try sometime.

Vrinda said...

Thats a nice spicy sambhar..liked tha car too..

Hema said...

race kuzhambu is totally new to me. love the way you have presented a toy car for the dish.. nice way to draw your kid to the table...

Malar Gandhi said...

My mommy used to make this often...miss it so much here, thanks for reminding it, dear.

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks wonderful Preethi.The car is so tempted jes like us and is abt to dive in....he he...nice click:)

sangi said...

Variety recipe..thanks

sangi said...

variety recipe.thanks..

Parita said...

Wow Preethi thats delicious sambhar, I am bookmarking this, never made sambhar in this way, sounds way tooo delicious!

Subhie Arun said...

v interesting kulambu yar..healthy n nutrituous too...will try ..thx 4 sharing..anyway ..thank u very much for the award...

kittymatti said...

hehe..thnx guys!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum dear

kittymatti said...

Thnx sommooo:)

Priyameena said...

Very unique...Never heard this before...The Picture is interesting..

shanthi said...

Very nice recipe. Looks yummy.

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