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Poricha Kuzhambu

Radhika.Augustus's picture
This is another traditional dish made in southern Tamil Nadu. This can be a refreshing change from the regular kuzhambus. So if you haven't tasted this yet, I suggest you try this once and see if you like it.
Ingredients
  Toor dal 100 Gram
  Red chili 3 (long chilies)
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brinjal 2 Medium
  Potato 1 Medium
  Drumstick 1
  Curry leaves 2 Teaspoon
  Coconut 5 Tablespoon, grated
  Lemon 1 Small
  Mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Urad dal 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 850 Milliliter
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pressure cook toor dal with 250 ml of water for 5 whistles (1 whistle in high and 4 in simmer).
2. Grind coconut with little water. Keep it ready.

MAKING
3. Take a frying pan, add 3 teaspoon, and heat. Fry red chilies in this. Remove and keep.
4. In the same pan, add black pepper, cumin and saute. Add this to the red chilies and grind to a fine powder.
5. Take a deep frying pan, add 3 cups of water and boil the veggies. Once the vegetable boils, add half the salt you would put, curry leaves, and add the ground spice mixture. Let it come to a boil.
6. Once it comes to a boil, add mashed dal. Add salt to taste. Bring it back to a boil. Add ground coconut mix. Squeeze lemon juice. Switch off stove.

SERVING
7. Serve hot over white rice and aviyal.

Things You Will Need
Frying pan
Mixer grinder

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Tamil
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegan
Ingredient: 
Toor Dal
Interest: 
Traditional
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
I like the taste of this kuzhambu. This is not similar to any other kuzhambu in taste, in order to compare. The taste of the pepper stands out, and I like it. This as you would have guessed by now is my mom's recipe. It has been handed down to her by my aachi (maternal grandmom). So it is a traditional dish that is made at my place. The regular side dishes that go with this are either aviyal or uruzhaikizhangu poriyal. Please go ahead and make this dish. I really want to know if you like it too. :)

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