Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tomato kuzhambu

Kuzhambu is more used in Tamilnadu. It is not always dal based .It literally means thick liquid that has more than one ingredient. It is usually served with plain white rice. We in tamilnadu need a kuzhambu to mix it with plain rice. Here is one type of kuzhambu that u will love...


Ripe red tomatoes-4 chopped finely
Onions-1 cut into thin strips
Green chillie-1
Potato – 1 small cut into medium pieces
Drumstick- 3 small pieces(3 inches length) slit half
Curry leaves- a few
Mustard seeds- ¼ tsp
Coconut milk- 4 to 5 tsp
To grind
Coconut-3 tsp
Red chillies-2 if long or acc to taste
Ginger- 1 small piece
Khus khus- ½ to 1 tsp
Jeera-1/2 to 1tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp


Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add onions, green chillie& curryleaves. Saute till the onions become transparent and add the tomatoes. Saute till it becomes soft and add the ground masala. Add 1 glass of water . when it boils add the potato pieces and drumstick pieces. Cook in a medium flame covered. After 5 mins add the coconut milk. Cook till the vegetables are cooked and the oil seperates. Serve hot with rice.

Note: the kuzhambu should be in a loose gravy consistency. So if it becomes very thick add water to it.


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