Milagu Kozhambu Recipe
Milagu Kozhambu is a unique and simple recipe that comes to rescue when you want to make something quick for lunch or dinner.
Chettinad recipes are lip smacking delicious for it’s peppery, spicy food. One of the main ingredient in any Chettinad cuisine is black pepper corns. The heat from the pepper corns is so unique and delicious, any spice lover will agree to it. Milagu Kozhambu is a unique and simple recipe that comes to rescue when you don’t have any vegetables leftover in your refrigerator and you want to make something quick curry for your lunch/dinner recipe.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kozhambu recipes such as
- 20 Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
- 5 cloves Garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 2 tablespoon Gingelly oil , + 1 teaspoon
- Tamarind , lemon sized soaked in 3/4 cup water
- Salt , to taste
- 2 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon Jaggery For milagu masala powder
- 2 tablespoon Whole Black Pepper Corns
- 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
- 2 teaspoon Arhar dal (Toor Dal)
- 4 Dry red chillies
- 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
Directions for Milagu Kozhambu Recipe
To begin making the Milagu Kozhambu recipe, dry roast all ingredients mentioned under the list ‘for milagu masala powder’. Let the spices cool and grind into powder.
Heat gingerly oil in a pan. Add crushed garlic and shallots and saute till the onions turn translucent. Add fenugreek seeds.
Extract the juice of tamarind and pour into the pan. Boil the tamarind juice until oil separates from the sides of the pan.
Add 4 heaped tablespoon of milagu masala powder along with salt to taste, stir well. Let it cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
Meanwhile heat 1 teaspoon oil in another pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Add the tempering into the curry. Serve hot.
Jyothi Rajesh is an engineer by profession. Food and any thing related to food is her passion. She loves to cook, style and photograph food. She spends half of my week teaching Robotics to children and the rest of my week she get lost in cooking and photography. She cook for two reasons. First, cooking is, in all honesty, a way to show that she cares about people. It gives her great pleasure to make something that someone enjoys! Second, "I love the quest … the quest for great ingredient combinations, for unexpected flavors, for those “wow” recipes."