Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Milagu Kozhambu(Pepper Sambar)

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

For tempering:
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.

1 comment:

  1. indeed a gud combination for paruppu derive more medicinal benefit,can add few sprigs of curry leaves, a piece of dry ginger n a spoon of thoor dhall while roasting n grinding.thanks for sharing.