Friday, March 20, 2009

Melagu Poondu Kolambu (Pepper Garlic Kolambu)

Melagu Poondu Kolambu
Black Pepper - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tbsp
Garlic - 6-7 pods
Tamarind - Small lemon size
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Onion - 1 big size finely chopped
Curry Leaves - few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste

1. Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice. Add sambar and turmeric powder to the tamarind water, stir well and keep it aside.
2. In a kadai put a tsp of oil and fry the pepper first. When it starts popping up, remove. Add jeera , leave it to splutter, remove and add garlic. Fry the garlic till it turns light brown. Remove and cool it.
3. Grind fried pepper, jeera and garlic together to a fine paste and add little water.
4. In a tawa, pour the remaining oil, add mustard. When it pops up, add chopped onion, curry leaves and fry just for second.
5. Then add tamarind water and stir well. Add salt and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, add the pepper paste and mix well.
6. Allow to boil just for 5-10 seconds.

This is best suited for cold, Its is a bit spicy and goes well with rice / idly.
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. i love this kozhambu. i tried this from some other blog few days back. my hubby loved it..
    your kozhambu looks too tempting and i might make it again :)

  2. That looks yumm and spicy..Bookmarked..

  3. My mom used to make garlic rasam. But this garlic pepper kulambu looks very tasty-but the person i live with cannot take spice- how will this tatse if I decrease the spice way down ? Like way way down--like for a 4year old!!

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  5. this looks yummy! spicy tangy one..! I usually have it with rice.. but this sure will go well with idly too..will have it with idly next time :)

  6. a colleague of mine used to bring this for lunch and i alwyas just swap my lunch with this so much! :)

  7. Yummmm..grt combo with Idli/dosa..nice click too Sharmilee..:)

  8. peppery rasam ..perfect combination of flavors for me!!love pepper and garlic. though i am scare this will create havoc in my tummy.. is it mild?

  9. Wow..This is a very different kozhambu..This is a sure cure medicine for cold!

  10. Milagu kuzhambu looks comforting! Thanks for sending it to Think Pepper event!

  11. Sharmi..ur milagu kuzhambhu looks Great! since i dont use tamarind, mine looked different..

    I love them with idli's..

  12. sounds so simple and sure it should be flavorful!

  13. This is looking different sharmee.. i have bookmarked it and will try it soon and also the kulambu color and idli is really tempting. I have added to my blogroll.


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