Monday, June 18, 2007

KALA CHANA KUZHAMBHU

I like to give some intro about Kuzhambhu in my own words, as i feel many of others cuisine bloggers might visit. I don’t want them to feel weird after reading the word "KUZHAMBHU"


Kuzhambhu is nothing but its generally a combination of Tamarind pulp juice, chili powder, salt, apart from this in few variety there will be addition of some spices...but major this 3 item will be used mostly.... It gives a tangy taste with its spicy, sour ingredients in it...(Vegetables like Brinjal, Ladies finger, Drumstick, Chana, Potato etc,in nonveg mostly Fish can be used)







INGREDIENTS:

Onion - 1 big

Tomato - 1 medium

Kala chana - 1 cup boiled

Garlic - 2-3 flakes

Tamarind - small Amla size

Chili Powder - 2-3 tsp

Turmeric - a pinch

Salt- As per taste


For Seasoning:


Mustard - few
Curry leaves - few


METHOD:

First Season Mustard, Curry leaves&Garlice Pieces. Fry lengthwise chopped onion, then tomato.

Add chilli powder, Turmeric, Salt, mix nicely.

Add boiled Channa, 1 cup of water &close the lid.

Once you feel that raw flavour has gone, add thin extract of tamarind. Allow whole mixture to boil nicely, after it is well cooked you can see oil on the top layer...

It goes well with Roti, Plain rice....




You can have with Vathal as side dish.....

28 comments:

Coffee said...

Thanks for that very useful little intro about it....... I was not aware of it :)

It sounds nice and tasty sour :)

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi ur recipe is absolutely delicious

Asha said...

Brown chana Kuzhambhu rocks!! YUMMY!! I love any dish with Brown chana.Thanks Usha:)

USHA said...

Hi Coffee,

Happy to see you here again after long time.Thanks.

Hi Shanti,
Thanks.Do try and let me know.

Hi Ashaji,

Happy that you liked the recipe.....:))Welcome.

Rashmi said...

Hi Usha,

Kuzhambu super aha iruku.So, ethai channa karakuzhambunu sollalama?

Rashmi.

priar's, said...

Hi usha ,
channa kuzhambu super...
ennaku konjam:))

Sharmi said...

I love to have it with puttu. yummy!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

It is a excellent dish...... Healthy too huh.... Love it...

USHA said...

Hi Rashmi,

Happy to see you after very long time...Hmmm..yeah..

Hi Ramya,

No E-serving...when you visit and this time if you stay for long time...then i can prepare for you.

USHA said...

Hi Sharmi,,

This is great idea..i never know it goes well with puttu...let me try and let you know. Thanks.


Hi Sukanya..
Yep!!! Its healthy....do try and let me know.

Aruna said...

Usha, The curry looks rich & delicious & also seems simple to prepare....Thx :)

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USHA said...

Hi Aruna,

Yep!!! as you said...its easy...Do visit again.

Vcuisine said...

So many sour kuzumbus Usha, What happened? Any good news? Would like to hear from you that :) Take care dear. This is yummy. Viji

Sia said...

now that was very useful piece of info usha. although i cook Kuzhambhu many times i never understood its real meaning:)
kala channa looks like a wonderful addition. looks mouthwatering and i just had my breakfast few hours back:)

Cynthia said...

I'm a rice gal so I'll have mine with rice thank you :)

USHA said...

Hi Viji,

Thanks..Not yet...waiting for that...

Hi Sups,

Happy that info was useful to you in some way..Do try and let me know.

Hi Cynthia,
Yeah!!!!its goes well with rice too...as your choice...gr8

just for fun said...

Channa kulambu looks great. I always love kulambu and rice. Nice version to try.

USHA said...

Hi Jas(Just for Fun),
Nice to see you, after long time.Thanks.

Sig said...

Hey Usha, even though I am married to a tamilian he never really explained the meaning of kuzhambu to me, he said it is tamil for gravy.. :) thanks for exlpaining that...
BTW, coincidentally I just posted a black chana curry today too, not a kuzhambub though.. :)

USHA said...

Hi Sig,

Its my pleasure...Happy that my little intro was very useful to you...Between i enjoyed your Chna curry....Gr8...Thanks.

Bharathy said...

Nice to have you in my place Usha..First time here and wonderful too see Tamilians, blog.I too make chnna curry known as KADALA CURRY...a bit with kerala touch..ground with cocnut..:)..Yes! Am a little sort of KOMALI(what my husb and kids, sister,bro and parents call me politely!)..a laughing stock in a big joint family too..and I love to do it..:D..this is the first time,a blogger friend has(finally)appreciated my sense of humor..Hugs to you..:)
You have good blog with traditional recipes!.

USHA said...

Hi Bharathy,
Nice to see you here...Its a god's gift...everybody can't make us laugh...only few have that power..you got it...

Do visit again....Thanks,.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Usha,
Lovely recipe.I have never tried kuzhambhu.Will surely try and update.The colour looks great.Thanks for sharing

Dilip said...

great recipe...never tried it before...very interesting...looks wonderful...thanks for sharing

Prema Sundar said...

I make kadala kuzhambu with white chana and coconut paste usha. Should try with kala chana too. looks inviting Usha.

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

Nice to see you after very long time.Thanks.Keep visiting...

Hi Dilipji,

Oh! Thanks alot....lovely comments from gr8 person like you....

Hi Prema,

Do try this dear....yeah even i use to do that method...but this was very easy and different too...Thanks.

Seema said...

Usha,
I love Kuzhambhu very much bcoz of its unique mixed tangy and spicy taste. Oh so Pooja is at Avenel, NJ is it? No, I did not recieve any email from her. How is she doing here so far? How are you doing babe? U enjoying the heat here?

USHA said...

Hi Seema,
Thanks alot dear.Do try and let me know.
Actually she has left message for both of us in last her last post in her blog...When i mailed her she informed me that...She is good...as he rhubby got good option like work from home.
Regarding me doing good..came to myakk's place(Virginia) to spent my 1 week...today i'm starting tomy place..