Kuzhambu is a watery dish / gravy made with Tamarind extracts / juice like broth, blended along with spice powders either homemade or store bought, as well added with vegetables or sun dried veggies of your choice. Today i am with the recipe for homemade Vathal Kuzhambu podi – The homemade spice powder for this… Continue reading VATHAL KUZHAMBU PODI: (Iyengar Style)
How To Make South Indian Curry Powder:
(With a twist of ingredients added to it than the regular ingredients)
Curry powder are preferably called in India as”MADRAS CURRY POWDER” now called Chennai yet the name is still the same when it comes for recipe labels. Curry Powders are always best when made at home. They are blended with subtle spices which are aromatic and add flavor to the dishes. It’s just a small variation to any vegetables or fries, and a pure Indian method from South Indian cuisine.
It’s purely easy with few ingredients. And I have added my own variations from the regular curry powder ingredients. As i have mentioned above that there is a twist in this from the usual method of making the authentic recipe. I will be writing the traditional method of the recipe soon.
So I will list down the ingredients list along with the Steps.
Red Chilies- 4-6 nos
Chana dal-1/2 cup
Coriander Seeds- 1/4 cup
Pepper corns – 2 teaspoons
Flax seeds -3 teaspoons
Asafetida powder -3/4 teaspoon (using asafetida whole piece – 1 small piece)
Dry turmeric – 2 nos (If using powder- 2 & 1/2 teaspoons)
1.Heat up a pan, start to dry roast every item on medium-high flame heat, one after the other except flax seeds and dry turmeric whole. Do that alone at last. Make sure the lentils/dal doesn’t turn black.
2.Once fried, allow them to cool down. Then blend them in the blender adding the turmeric along. Make a coarse powder of it and store them in a glass container or ever silver container. It can be stored outside in kitchen cabinet. As oil is not been added the shelf life of this comes around six months- an year.
Measurements are in US cup size (measurement cups) which varies in “ml”
I have added fennel seeds, if you aren’t interested you can skip adding it.
Some prefer to add garlic’s too.
Feel free to do your own variations. After all its your choice and thoughts in cooking 🙂
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Milagu vadai/Pepper Vada
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Lunch menu 29
This was supposed to be uploaded yesterday as it’s yesterday’s lunch.. delayed due to personal reasons.. here is the menu: Rice White pumpkin sambar Ginger & Garlic tomato rasam Potato curry Bitter gourd podi thooval Potato chips
Lunch menu 28
Today’s lunch platter.! Rice Sundakai vathalkuzhambu Keerai kootu Cabbage,carrot,beans and corn poriyal Curry leaves podi
Curry leaves podi
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Chaai masala(tea spice)
The easy and quick chai masal is made at home to spice up your tea..which will be healthy and delicious too.. Ingredients Cardamom-1tbsp Pepper corns -1/2tbsp Dry ginger powder-3/4tbsp Turmeric-1tsp Method Blend these into a fine powder and add them while your making tea.. The freshly ground and aromatic spice enhances your tea and gives… Continue reading Chaai masala(tea spice)
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