April 27, 2012

Kollu Puli kulambu (Horse gram tamarind curry)-South Indian Recipe

Horse gram - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Pearl Onion - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Garlic - 3 clove (crushed)
Dry red chili - 2 (broken into two)
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Chilli powder - 1 tspn
Salt (or to taste)
Thick tamarind (1 lemon size) pulp
Water - 3 cups
Coconut oil/Olive oil - 2 tspn
  1. Pressure cook the horse gram with 3 cups of water and salt for upto 3 to 4 whistles. 
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes,chilli powder and turmeric powder.Let it boil for 10 minutes in medium heat.
  3. Add tamarind pulp and boil another 10 minutes in medium heat.Add water if needed.
  4. Heat oil in an another pan.Splutter mustard seeds.Add crushed garlic ,dried red chillies ,pearl onions and curry leaves.Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour this into the Curry for garnishing.


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