Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chettinad Milagu Kuzhambu/Chettinad Pepper Gravy

Do you love to have a fingerlicking,peppery,tangy and delicious kuzhambu for your lunch,then you have to give a try to this tonguetickling peppery gravy from Chettinad cuisine. As i told earlier, this week's blogging marathon is going to be gravies served for lunch  cooked from Chettinad cuisine as my theme of this week's is Course wise meal from any State.After Authentic Vendaikkai Mandi,here comes an another traditional pepper gravy from chettinad cuisine, the most important part of this gravy is the freshly grounded masala paste.

In most of the Chettinad dishes, black peppers have their important place and this cuisine is incomplete with these wonderful medicinal value rich spice.Obviously most of the South Indian pantry will definitely have whole black peppers. Freshly grounded pepper will definitely enhance the flavour of any dishes.Coming to this gravy, i prepared this gravy as per my grandma's recipe. She makes quite often this gravy .This gravy stays prefect  for almost a week if they are conserved properly in fridge and tastes super delicious always after a day.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this 29th edition.


20nos Shallots or 2nos Onions (diced)
10nos Garlic cloves
2cups Tamarind extract
1/4cup Gingelly oil
Salt
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Black pepper
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4cup Grated coconut
5nos Dry red chillies
5nos Garlic pods
1no Onion
1/2inch Cinnamon stick
1tbsp Roasted channadal/pottukadalai

Heat a teaspoon oil in a pan, dry roast all the ingredients given under the list 'to roast & grind', grind as smooth paste with enough water.

Heat gingelly oil, add the cumin seeds,fennel seeds and curry leaves, fry until they turns brown.

Add immediately the diced onions or shallots, garlic pods, saute everything for few minutes.

Now add the tamarind extract,salt to the cooking veggies, bring it to boil.

Add now the freshly grounded masala to the boiling tamarind water, add half a cup of water and cook everything in medium flame.

Cook the gravy with lid closed until the oil gets separates from the gravy.

This gravy will be bit thick, serve this pepper gravy with rice and papads.


43 comments:

Niru said... Reply To This Comment

I'm loving it....it makes me hungry again...awesome...

Devi said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely yummy! I love this gravy! Being from chettinad... I love ketti kuzhambu the best :)

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Peppery gravy sounds very flavorful. .and is it that no veggies are added ..interesting recipe.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely colour of the gravy ....

Rasi said... Reply To This Comment

looks very appetizing

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

Looks perfect give me some kulambu.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

appa.... after long time, am seeing a traditional recipe priya... Super...

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful and delicious chettinad pepper gravy.. Fabulous clicks Priya :-)

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

another flavorful curry...yum...

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting.. nice and tempting color..
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Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

So beautiful ! Must be delicious....

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Hot rice n pepper kuzhambhu, heavenly and all your body ache will fly out like never before! !! My favorite that too when made by amma!!!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

my all time fav and perfect with appalam sis

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Super milagu kuzhambu, finger licking....

Sri Love said... Reply To This Comment

The color of your curry makes me really hungry sis. Can go for more rice now ;)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

gravy color super aa iruku,fresh masala always enhances the dish.

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

kalakarenga priya :)very appealing :) tasted yummy with Curd rice !

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and inviting

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Very drool worthy Kuzhambu aks... couldn't resist myself...

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

keep posting more. loved ur curry.

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said... Reply To This Comment

definitely need to try this. looks and reads super tasty..

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

One tangy spicy curry aks :) love your clicks with hot steaming rice and paapad i will be all happy

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Super kulambhu akka

PT said... Reply To This Comment

like the color of this gravy akka.. would like to have some with rice..

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

So yummy curry and love the spiciness in this

Anu Shoj said... Reply To This Comment

wow this is so awesome and tempting...lovely click....
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Finla said... Reply To This Comment

wowo i want this with loads of plain hot rice.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good kuzhambhu..

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, I would have a big bowl of rice with this or even some idlis and dosas..

Usha R said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and I loved the pic too!!

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Pepper gravy is wonderful and spicy...

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

priya i am gonna make this tomorrow for sure.. its making me drool :)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks very appetizing

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

with black pepper, must be so tasty

VineelaSiva said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks very inviting.

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

Pepper kuzhambu is ourfav, this chettinad version with lots of spices n flavors is too good..like the color of the gravy, love it with some hot rice n papad..nice pic!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Bookmarked this lip smacking and tongue tickling kuzhambu... hope to try it out soon:)
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Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Planning to make this for my lunch and love the color and consistency..

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Such a perfect one priya, nice color and consistency defiantly need to try this, mouthwatering one.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, that bowl looks so inviting..love the presentation and clarity...btw we have a multiplex called PVR..LOL..

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

That dish looks finger licking good.. Yumm!!

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Ahh.. Bliss... Get me some steamed rice & pappad & some buttermilk to finish with :) Looks heavenly !!

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a very flavorful gravy.