Tamarind - Puli - lemon size
Pearl onion - Sambar vengayam - 5 nos.
Tomatoes - Thakkali - 2 nos. (Medium size)
Garlic - Poondu - 5 nos.
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Black gram dal - Ulutham paruppu - small quantity
Bengal gram dal - Kadalai paruppu - small quantity
Mustard - Kadugu - small quantity
Fenugreek seeds - Vendayam - small quantity
Chilli powder - Kaintha milagai thul - 1 table spoon
Coriander powder - Dhania thul - 2 table spoons.
Red chillies - Kaintha milagai - 4 nos.
Turmeric powder - Manjal podi - small quantity
Asafoetida - Perungayam - small quantity
Sesame oil - Nalenai - 3 tabel spoons
Salt to taste
- Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes, then filter all the dust particles and make it a paste.
- Cut onions, tomatoes, garlic and keep other ingredients ready. Fry fenugreek for a minute and make it powdered.
- Heat oil in kadai, splutter mustard, fry red chillies, curry leaves, black gram dal, bengal gram dal, onions followed by tomatoes, garlic, then add red chiili powder, coriander powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, and little salt.
- Pour tamarind paste to this mixture. Mix them well. The content has to boil and come to half. It has to be boiled atleast for 30 minutes. Finally add fenugreek powder and mix it well.
Mirchi kuzhambu is hot and delicious. Yummy!!! Yummy!!! It can be served for 3 persons. It takes some 45 minutes to cook.
Note: Tamarind will have dust particles which must be removed before cooking. Any vegetables can be boiled and added to this.
Optional: Ingredients can be added or removed according to individuals choice.
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