Spices from India

Spices from India have been the soul of global cuisine since time immemorial. Indians have been well versed with growing spices and also with their culinary and medicinal applications much before the rest of the world. The lure of these spices has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests and the country continues to retain its stature as the Spice Bowl of the World.

Spices from India

Spices from India have been the soul of global cuisine since time immemorial. Indians have been well versed with growing spices and also with their culinary and medicinal applications much before the rest of the world. The lure of these spices has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests and the country continues to retain its stature as the Spice Bowl of the World.

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Easy pepper kuzhambu recipe

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Recipe Cuisine: Indian |Recipe Category:Lunch
Prep Time:5 mins |Cook time: 15 mins|Serves:2

Ingredients

Tamarind - Small gooseberry sized

Water and salt - As needed

To Roast & powder

Pepper - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Channa dal/ kadalaparuppu - 1 tblsp

Dry red chillies - 4

Urad dal/ uluthamparuppu - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp

Method

1. Roast golden and grind the items given under ‘To grind and powder’ table. (add asafoetida powder at the end)

2. Grind to a fine powder. Heat a kadai and temper with mustard and curry leaves.

3. Extract tamarind juice and add water to make it 2 & 1/2 cups. Bring to boil. Add powdered pepper mix and stir well to avoid lumps.

4. Boil until you get a thick gravy and oil floats on top.

Notes

o You can add a sprig of curry leaves while roasting pepper and grind along for an extra flavour touch!

o In all ways pepper is good for health and so as this kuzhambu!

Serve hot with rice and ghee, with any kootu as accompaniment. I served with mixed vegetable kootu.

Hello everyone! This is Rajeswari from Rak’s Kitchen. I share some of the authentic recipes that I learnt from my mom and mom-in-law. All these day to day cooking recipes include our Indian spices that are easily available and these spices help in a way to balance our health in day to day diet easily.

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Nov 062017

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