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Milagu Kozhambu by Geeta Sami

posted 22 Feb 2014, 21:36 by R A   [ updated 22 Feb 2014, 21:37 ]
Pathiya Samayal contest entry by Geeta Sami

Urad dhal -2 tbsp
Black pepper- 2tsp
Red chillies -3 nos
Asafoetida -small katti
Curry leaves - handful washed and rinsed
Tamarind - small lemon size (seedless)
Turmeric powder- 1/4tsp
Salt - 1 tsp or as req,
vegetables- Brinjals/ladies'finger /drumstick

In a pan, add little gingelly oil and fry the asafoetida. Then add urad dal and pepper. when the dhal turns brown add red chillies, tamarind and curry leaves. Let it cool. Then grind them to fine paste. Add turmeric powder and salt.

In a pan, boil water and add any veges like drumstick or ladies'finger or brinjals -cut into medium sized pieces and add little turmeric and a pinch of salt. When done, add the ground paste and add water and let it boil for about 5 min or so till you get the desired consistency. Adjust salt according to taste.