Friday, February 12, 2010

Milagu Kuzhambu

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Milagu Kuzhambu:

Milagu Kuzhambu is one of the South Indian delicacies and tastes awesome. Pepper (Milagu in Tamil) has more medicinal and nutritional value. It’s a good source of vitamin B and C and has high Potassium, Magnesium and Iron content required for body.
It acts as a heart and kidney stimulant. Just a single hot pepper has your entire daily value of Vitamin C.
You can learn here how to prepare Milagu Kuzhambu by easy step by step process…

Ingredients:

  • Small onion                             - 1 cup
  • Garlic                                      - ½ cup
  • Tamarind paste                        - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato                                    - 3
  • Pepper                                     - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin                                     - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                          - ¼ pinch
  • Oil                                           - 4 tbsp
  • Mustard                                   - ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds                      - 1 tsp
  • Vegetables (any desired)        - ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry and coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Chop small onion, garlic, curry leaves, coriander, taomato to fine pieces.
  2. Roast pepper, cumin seeds in dry pan.
  3. Cool and grind in blender to coarse pwd.
  4. Keep 2 tbsp tamarind paste ready.
  5. Heat oil in a pan.
  6. Temper with mustard and fenugreek seeds.(methi or vendaiyam)
  7. Add chopped, onion, garlic, curry, coriander leaves and toss it.
  8. Add tomato, salt, vegetables and cook it.
  9. Add tamarind paste, turmeric pwd and stir in medium falme for 5 mins.
  10. Add pepper, cumin pwd, combine and allow to boil.
  11. Remove from heat. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot with white steamed rice.


  1. This pairs best with roasted pappad.

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