Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ChickPeas/Garbanzo Beans Kaara Kuzhambu

This is yet another recipe of Menu Rani Chellam(from Jaya TVs Arusuvai Neram show)

When you run out of veggies this is the best bet.This is an authentic recipe of Tamilnadu's kaara kuzhambu.


Chick peas - 1/2 cup soaked for 8 hrs and cooked for 2 whistles in pressure cooker

Onion - 1 medium sliced

Tomato - 1 chopped

Dry red chillies - 2

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder r- 2 tsp

Chili powder - 1tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Tamarind - size of a lemon soak din water

Extract about 2 cups of juice

Salt to taste

Oil preferably gingelly oil - 1/4 cup

Curry leaves - a sprig

Grind the following into  a paste :

Grated coconut - 2 tsp

Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

Cashew nuts - 5 or 6


Heat oil in a kadai.When hot add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the methi seeds and chillies till slightly brown.

Add the curry leaves and then the onions.

Saute till onions turn translucent.

Now add the tomato,turmeric powder and saute till mushy.Then add coriander powder and chili powder and saute for 2 minutes.

Now add the paste and saute till raw smell goes off.

Finally add the tamarind juice,required amount of salt and boil for about 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat.

Serve with plain rice.


Priya said...

I can survive for many days with this fingerlicking kuzhambu,yumm!

Sobha Shyam said...

very flavourful and delicious one :)

Suja Manoj said...

Delicious kulambu,yummy

Mahi said...

Superb kuzhambu! Perfect for rice as well as Idly/Dosa!

Abhilash Pillai said...

Hi Ramya,
The kuzhambu looks good. I have never heard of this kuzhambu before. Would be worth trying.

Thanks for sharing this.