Wednesday, January 28, 2009

thakali kozhambu

I always fancied chetinadu food.it will be quite spice and very tasty.chettinadu is famous for their non-veg items.Since i dont eat non veg i am limited to explore only vegetarian items.We went for lunch to one of our friends house who is from karaikudi.She had prepared all chettinadu vegetarian varieties.One among the items she made is thakali kuzhambu.I loved it so much got the recipe from her the same day tried it out the very next day.It came out so well.So here is the recipe for you all.Malar ur recipe.

Ingredients

Tomatoes 4-5

onion 1
red chilli 4-5

Mustard seeds 1/4tsp
jeera 1/4tsp
grated coconut 3-4 tsp

cashewnuts 4-5
oil 2-3 tsp

turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
pinch of hing
salt to taste
cilantro
Grind grated coconut,cashewnuts & red chillies to a fine paste set aside.cut tomatoes into small pieces. In a kadai add oil,mustard seeds and jeera.when they start to pop add the cut tomatoes,saute a while.then add little water and mix.To these tomatoes add turmeric powder,salt & hing.allow the tomatoes to cook fully.when done add the coconut paste to the tomato puree.mix well & cook until oil separates.

this thakali kozhambu can be had with idlies, rice,venpongal &dosa.try it & lemme know.

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