Chettinadu Kara Kozhambu

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Chettinadu Kara Kozhambu
Recipe and Photo Cpurtesy: Priya (my friend)

Ingredients:

Oil 4-5 Tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 2-3 dashes
Tomato 2 medium sized
Onion 1/2 medium sized (or 10 pearl onions)
Garlic 5 pods
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Shredded coconut 2 Tbsp (optional)
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Red Chilies 5 (or to taste)
Canned chick peas 1/4 cup (washed and drained) or any other kozhambu vegetable of choice
Tamarind (extract from one lemon sized)
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Kozhambu powder 1 tsp
Salt (to taste)

Method of preparation

-Add oil in a kadai
-When hot,add mustard seeds.When it begins to splutter,add chick peas and piched curry leaves.
-Add tamarind powder, red chilly powder, kozhambu powder, asafoetida and saute for 2 min.
-Add tamarind extract and let the mixture boil for 7-8 min.
-Meanwhile grind together tomato, onion, garlic, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, shredded coconut (optional) and red chilies.
-Add it to the boiling kozhambu mixture.
-Add salt.Lower the heat and continue boiling till the mixture thickens and reduces to a third of the original.
-Serve this spicy kozhambu with rice and a dollop of ghee!

31 comments:

Avisha said...

Thats a lovely recipe.Btw where have you been? Had even checked your blog and there were no new recipes too.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Kozhambhu looks delicious and colorful. BTW is the "kozhambhu powder" sambar powder?

Sanghi said...

Superb colour of kuzhambu, delicious!!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow mouth-watering love to have this with hot idli..... drooling.

Prathibha said...

That look spicy dear....I think u forgot to mention the title dear..:)

shanthi said...

Ssss. super kara kozhambu

Renu said...

I like gravies with fennel and coconut...the dish must have turned aromatic!!! nice recipe ... please collect your award from my blog

Tina said...

Delicious Karakuzhambu.

Priya said...

Yummyilicious Kuzhambu, looks gorgeous..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Karakulambu makes me drool:)
Wish u & ur family a happy diwali.

A-kay said...

Is kozhambu powder the same as sambar powder? If not, can you please post the recipe for the kozhambu powder as well? I have been looking for this recipe for a while - thanks for posting it.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! wonderful kuzhambhu with eye catching color!

Happy diwali to you and your family dear Preethi, may this diwali light up your life with prosperity and lots of happiness!!!

Vrinda said...

Gravy looks delicious,wonderful recipe...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Give it to me anytime..ic an have the same stuff even 3 times in a day

Raje said...

looks so yumm!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Shri said...

Lovely,Preethi!Happy Diwali to you!

Sowmya said...

I am always in for Spicy Kuzhambus...Looks great..

Wish u a very very happy safe and prosperous Deepavali..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely spicy Kuzhambu. Would love to have it with curd rice.
Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

Ankita said...

yummy.Loved the color and the click too.Looks very tempting.

Sweta said...

Oooooh-that definitely looks kara!Just perfect on a cold winter's day :)

kittymatti said...

yeah kozhambu pwder is sambar powder... thank u guys
Avisha, jus a lil busy with college:(

PJ said...

Hubby likes spicy food,so gona prepare it for him.I bet he will love this one...

lissie said...

kozhambu sounds so tasty...great combo with rice!

Parita said...

Love the color!

Nags said...

awesome! i have a version in my blog too, although the colour is deeper. isn't this the best with some steamed rice n ghee and chips? love it!

Priya said...

Thank u all so much!!!:)

Ammu Madhu said...

mouthwatering preethi.

Devi Meyyappan said...

Kara Kuzhambu is my favorite!!:) ... looks very tempting:)

abarnashankar,usa said...

hi!
after seeing yr blog only i started to put my recipe.pls check my blog for my first posting.

http://abarnashankar.blogspot.com/2010/01/kozhukattai.html

this is a special item in our area.

regards
abarnashankar

Christine said...

Wow! This looks incredible! I'm determined to find some of these ingredients to try it.

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