Saturday, February 25, 2012

Milagu Kozhambu- Pathiya Samayal| BM #13

Milagu Kozhambu, where 'Milagu' is called 'Pepper' in English. This Kozhambu helps a lot in digestion of food after delivery of  a child.It is good for anyone at home. I make this pretty often. I learnt it from my aunt.Even my mother and mother-in-law make it the same way.
I am sending this entry to Srivalli's Blogging Marathon 13

Here goes the recipe,

To Grind
2 tea spoons Channa Dhal
2 tea spoons Dhania (Coriander seeds)
1 tea spoon Urad dhal
2 tea spoon Black pepper
1 Red Chiili (You can avoid this if it is just after delivery)
1 tea spoon Asafeotida
2-3 Sprigs of Curry leaves
1 tea spoon oil
For the Kozhambu(Gravy)
2 cups water
1 tea spoon Tamarind paste
salt to taste
1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
To Tempering
1 tea spoon Mustard seeds
1 tea spoon Methi seeds
2-3 Curry leaves
2 tea spoon Sesame oil

In a small frying pan, add a tea spoon of oil and fry for a minute the items to grind from the above ingredients and grind to a smooth powder.
In a vessel pour a little oil and add the items to temper and once the mustard seeds start to splutter.
Pour 2 cups of water,tamarind paste,turmeric powder,asafeotida,salt and allow it to boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes away. (May be for 10-15 minutes)
Once boiled well, add the ground powder and boil for atleast 5 minutes.
The gravy will start to thicken and once it is thick. Milagu Kozhambu is ready to serve.

The way to eat this.
In a plate, add the required amount of rice, add 1-2 tea spoons of Ghee and a little of this gravy (Kozhambu). Mix well and eat. This will taste really yummy.

The shelf life for this Kozhambu (Gravy) is pretty long. At-least 1-2 weeks.
This can be taken atleast 2 times a week after delivery of a child. 
This is good for digestion. 

This also goes to "Taste of perl City" Healthy Morsels-pregnancy event


Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

My favorite!!!!Rainy Day, Aching body and Steaming hot Rice with Milagu Kuzhambu and Appalam, simply Divine!!!!! Looks yum!!!!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

new dish for me, good one

Chef Mireille said...

looks warm and inviting

Vardhini said...

Milagu kuzhambu and paruppu thogayal is our favorite combo. Comforting.

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Harini said...

very interesting!

Unknown said...

we make a powder and eat it with rice instead of making gravy with almost the same ingredients...well all for the same purpose!

Srivalli said...

Very nice..never had it..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks like hot and spicy kulambu. Super inviting...

vaishali sabnani said...

new to me...never heard of this one.

Rujuta said...

New dish to me .... looks delicious

Hema said...

Interesting recipe :)

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Suma Gandlur said...

Interesting one!

Rujuta said...

Nice recipe.. Thanks for sharing...

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

Easy digestion is very important after delivery especially for a nursing Mom. This milagu kulambhu is apt for this purpose and looks very spicy. Thank you Archana for sharing it with Healthy Morsels-Pregnancy :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

I love the peppery flavour in this kulambu. Thank you for linking this healthy and yummy kulambu with Healthy Morsels :)

schmetterlingwords said...

The kulambu looks yummy and easy to prepare. Good trivia for easy digestion after delivery. Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)


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