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Marunthu Kozhambu by Sowpernica

posted 24 Feb 2014, 18:08 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 24 Feb 2014, 18:09 ]
Pathiya Samayal Contest entry by Sowpernica

Ingredients:
Small onions – 1 cup
Garlic cloves – 10 to 15
Salt – 2 ½ teaspoons
Sesame oil – 1 tablespoon
Tamarind – lemon sized ball
Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Dry roast & grind to powder:
Omam – 2 teaspoon
Pepper – 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
Sitharathai, Arisi thipilli, Sukku, Athimathuram –small quantities of each of these
Red chillies – 3 to 4

Method:
Prepare tamarind extract soaking tamarind in 1 ½ glasses of water.
Heat oil in a pan, add, mustard seeds & allow spluttering.
Add garlic cloves & sauté for a minute.
Add small onions & sauté till they look transparent.
Add tamarind extract, salt, turmeric powder & allow boiling until raw smell vanishes.
Add the ground powder & allow boiling until the kuzambu thickens & oil separates .
Serve hot with rice.
Could be refrigerated & used for a week to 10 days.

A perfect kuzambu when you are having a cold & for the winter season.
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