The milagu kozhambu has many medicinal values. It helps to cure common cold and flu, indigestion. It is very simple to make.
1) Tamarind - 1(small lemon size)
Soak in water and extract the pulp
2) Salt to taste
Dry roast and grind:
1) Udad dhal - 1 1/2 tsp
2) Peppercorns - 1 1/2 tsp
3) Red chillies - 2 to 3
4) Hing powder
1) Mustard - 1 tsp
2) Gingily oil(sesame oil) - 2 tblsp
Roast and grind the above mentioned ingredients and keep it aside.
In a sauce pan, heat oil and add mustard to it,allow it to splutter. Add the tamarind extract and salt. Bring it to a boil. Then, add the ground powder to it. Cook for 5 more minutes.
The sambar is ready. Serve it with hot rice. Parupu thuvayal goes very well with this kozhambu. Enjoy.