I love south indian Kuzhambu varities a lot and especially kara kozhambu .For this months SNC challenge Rekha of priya's menu challenge north team with a delicious kuzhambu which was so delicious and I will be making them again and again for sure. A very very interesting and delicious combo for kara kozhambu , I had never tried this combo and this was a very yummy spicy treat for me :) .. Rekha challenges us with a very traditonal tamil nadu recipe "Kondakadalai & Pidi Karunai Kizhangu Kara Kuzhambu " , such an unique combo isn't it . I am so glad that i tried this yummy combo . Here I didn't get pidi karunai kizhangu but the normal Chenai kizhangu / suran so used them for the recipe. This is an perfect gravy to go with steamed rice with some fryums or papad .
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Recipe Source : Priya's Menu
1 Cups Chickpeas, dried
1 small size Karunai Kizhangu / I used Chenai kizhangu (elephant foot yam)
1 medium size Onion ( chopped)1 lemon sized Tamarind ( soak them in 1 cup of warm water and extract the tamarind juice)
1 small Tomato ( chopped)1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Sambhar pd
2 tbsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
½ tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
½ tsp Fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
- Soak Dried chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it them for 2-3 whistles.
- Wash and peel the elephant foot yam / karunai kizhangu dice them and cook them in boiling water till done . I cooked them microwave but you can do on a stove top too.
- After the are done drain the water and keep them a side.
- Heat oil in a kadai / sauce pan and add mustard seed, methi seeds and Jeera.
- After they splutter add chopped onions and saute them till translucent.
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook them till they are mushy.
- Now add turmeric pd, coriander pd, red chilli pd, sambhar pd and salt.
- Mix the well and add 2 - 3 cups of water with tamarind extract.
- After it boils add cooked chickpea and karunai kizhangu .
- Boil this kozhambu till it thickens a bit and oil separates in the corners.
- Serve them hot with steamed rice and papad .