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Spicy Hot Milagu Poondu Kuzhambu - Pepper Garlic Combo Kolambu - Tamilnadu Kaarakuzhambu Recipes for Lunch - Grandmother's Recipes

Milagu Poondu Kuzhambu is one of the traditional recipes of Tamilnadu which I learnt from my Grandmother. She makes this Milagu Kozhambu weekly once as this aids in digestion and also relieves cold and cough. Pepper, jeera and garlic are grounded well and then added to the kolambu. The flavour and aroma of pepper is the highlight of this Milagu kuzhambu.  

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Milagu Poondu Kuzhambu

Ingredients for making Milagu Poondu Kolambu

Black Pepper - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 10 pods
Tamarind - lemon size
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Small Onions - A handful
Tomato - 1
Curry Leaves - few
Gingely Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Salt - as per taste

Method for making Milagu Poondu Kolambu

1. Soak tamarind in water for 15 to 20 minutes and extract the juice.

2. Add the chilly and coriander powders, turmeric powder and salt and mix well and keep it aside.

3. Heat little oil and fry the pepper, jeera and 5 pods of garlic one by one, allow this to cool and grind in a mixie.

4. In a kadai add the gingely oil splutter the mustard seeds, add the urad dal and fenugreek seeds.

5. Add the chopped onions, garlic and curry leaves and saute well, next add the tomatoes saute well and then pour the tamarind mixture.

6. When the mixture starts boiling add the peper-garlic ground paste and allow to boil for 10 to 15 minutes.

Milagu Poondu Kolambu is ready and it goes well with hot rice, idli and dosa.

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