Sesame (Gingelly) OilTo begin making Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu Recipe, soak the tamarind in a warm water, extract the pulp and keep aside.
oil in a heavy bottomed pan and roast the -garlic cloves, sambar onions, tomato, black pepper corns, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, curry leaves, sesame oil.
till the raw smell of the onion and garlic goes away. Take off the flame and keep aside to cool.
heat the sesame oil in a wide pan, add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and let it crackle. Add the curry leaves and let it splutter.
in the garlic cloves and saute until it turns golden brown. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder and let it simmer for 5 minutes until the raw smell of the tamarind goes away.
add in the prepared ground mixture, season with salt and mix well. Let this curry simmer for 10-15 minutes, till everything comes together and the oil separates out.
add in the jaggery powder mix well and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu Recipe (Tamilnadu Style Tangy Garlic and Black Pepper Curry) along with Steamed Rice, Carrot and Chow Chow Kootu, Cabbage Poriyal and Vadams for a delicious Tamilnadu style weekend lunch.
As i have shared enough variants of vatha kuzhambu in my blog,i wanted to try & post this Iyengar stylemilagukuzhambu/Pepper gravy recipe as it was requested by a reader long time back in my facebook page
Heat the pan or wok on medium heat and add oil, pepper corns and dry red chilly. I have already posted the recipe of mushroom masala, kadai mushrooms, spinach mushroom curry, French toast roll ups, stuffed mushrooms and more
I have used more quantity of pepper as this is the season of cold and flu. Though there are few more variations in making this Kuzhambu , I am shaing the Thanjavur style of making this Kuzhambu that I learnt from my MIL