Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Milagu kozhambu

Milagu(pepper) is one of the popular item used for curing cold.It is used to spice up soups & salads.It is one of the best substitute for red chilli.

My mother prepares milagu kozhambu like thokku.Butmy husband likes it a little watery.So my consistency will not be as thick as my mom prepares.

My milagu kozhambu is prepared like this.

Tamarind small lemon size
turmeric powder 1/4tsp
pinch of hing
salt to taste
gingely oil4 tsp
mustard 1/4tsp
few curry leaves
red chilli 1
salt to taste

To grind
uradh dhaal 2 tsp
channa dhal1tsp
toor dhal 1tsp
red chillies 6-7
pepper 1 tsp
fenugreek seeds 4-5
few curry leaves

First soak tamarind & extract juice & set aside.In a kadai add little oil & roast all the items to grind.Allow them to cool & grind them to a paste. In a kadai add3-4 tsp gingely oil temper mustard seeds,red chilli & curry leaves.Add the tamarind juice.To it add salt, turmeric powder,hing & curry leaves.Allow it to cook till the raw smell of the tamarind goes & it thickens.Now add the ground paste & mix well.Let it boil for few mins & take off the stove.In case u don't get the required consistency mix 1 tsp rice flour in 1/2tumbler water & add to kozhambu & allow it to cook for few mins.


  1. Hi Vidya,
    My husband also loves milagu kulambhu. yours looks perfect. My mom adds small onions and garlic pods to this.

  2. I too know how to make it. But urs is so thick and delicious that served in marriage hall.