Monday, January 30, 2012

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu (Masala Gravy)

Over the past weeks, life has changed so much. I am sure when I turn back over the years, I would be happy for the decision I've made. Yes as a fulltime mother, I am enjoying life!! :) And to be true, I am more busy at home or I should say mittu is bc keeping me bc ;) Even when the opportunities are more, when it comes to my lil one, she overrules everything and her happiness is more precious than anything else...... as to any mother :)

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

And as a add on, sharmis passions and sharmi clicks will keep me occupied and the word boredom will be slashed out......fingers crossed :0

Now onto todays recipe : I've been wanting to post this masala kuzhambu recipe since long but something or the other took priorities everytime amma makes this. Last time when amma made , I clicked with stepwise too.


Radish Masala Gravy - Ingredients

  • Radish - 3 sliced
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped (optional)
  • Salt - for taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
For grinding:

  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Big Onion - 1 chopped roughly
  • Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
To Temper:

  • Bay leaf - a small piece
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Small Onions - a handful
  • Garlic - 4 to 5 pearls
  • Curry leaves - few

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe
Method:
1. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil, add onion and tomato saute until nicely mushed up and raw smell tomatoes leaves. Then add this with coconut, fennel seeds and grind it.

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step1
2. The grinding should be to a fine paste, set aside. Heat remaining oil, add bayleaf, fennel seeds,cinnamon once it crackles add onion, garlic and curry leaves and saute for a minute until slightly browned.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step2
3. Then add the sliced radish and saute for 2 mins. Then add chilli, coriander powder and saute for a minute. Add 1/2 cup water and required salt.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step3
4. Allow it to boil for 2mins, then add the grinded paste and allow it to boil until oil separates (this may take around 10mins). Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step4

Masala kuzhambu is chettinad special and my favourite. I love it with rice and even dosas.

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

My Notes:
  • You can add in any vegetable of you choice. Drumstick and brinjal will be apt for this curry.
  • No need to roast coconut, but amma says roasting also gives a nice flavour.
  • The consistency should be semi thick, but you can make it runny as per your preference.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

48 comments:

  1. Kuzhambu looks yummy. Yeah kids take priority always and totally agree on the part where we are more busy at home :)

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  2. Flavorful and yummy kuzhambhu. Love to have this with rice and papad

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  3. I love this a lot, great recipe from ur mom,I will sure try this ,thanks for sharing the recipe....:)

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  4. Wow...at last masala curry is ready....r u working

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  5. what a tempting delicious traditional dish
    try it soon

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  6. Wow well done job ..full time at home ur Kid is blessed.. And this is bookmarked i love masala in kuzhambhu n this is too yumm looking..

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  7. full spicy gravy ... looks very yummy.. step wise clicks are very nice...

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  8. Priyaa RavichandranJanuary 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Hello Sharmi, I love all the recipe you post every day atleast once i check for a new recipe and I try it at my kitchen. Please be posting new recipes like this. It tempts me to learn new dishes from your website.

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  9. Tempting & delish curry Sharmi..Hard to make tasty curries with mooli otherweise..This ones bookmarked!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. Wow very inviting dish,sambar looks utterly delicious...

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  11. i do prepare this ..but little different .. i like the way you have prepared .. thanks for sharing

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  12. wow luv this version...luv chettinad as always

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  13. The masala kuzhambu looks too good, love your clicks..

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  14. I have been a stay at home mom from the time when i had shyama, never regretted now she has grown up i remark to my hubby that i am glad i stayed home, but now she is off from home i do have too much free time , which i try to keep myself busy joining in some classes etc....
    Beuaitufl looking curry with what other vegetable can we make this curry if you don't use radishes.

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  15. very very tempting....and i love anything ground fresh in curries...i have a masala kuzhambu :)- my MIL speciality

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  16. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible clicks,super tempting masala kuzhambu..

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  17. Same pinch,made it yesterday with chick peas and drumstick..we do make it almost the same way except grinding the onion and tomato..Kulambhu looks so delicious and flavorful..

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  18. Tht's a great decision Sharmi...Enjoy ur time with ur family and now that U've much more time to pursue ur passions, we all expect more from u now...;) :lol:

    Talk to u soon...

    Dev

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  19. Delicious looking masala gravy.Amazing clicks.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. Lovely masala gravy. I think this would pair well with aappams :)

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  21. That is one amazing curry...:) I love Chettinad dishes and this is lovely..
    Enjoy your time with your family and your little angel...Only they fulfill our lives in more ways than one..:))
    Awesome Sharmi...
    Reva

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  22. Delicious kuzhambu n lovely clicks..

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  23. Masala Kuzhambu looks yummy...Thats really great...I have always felt that kids need us more...Dont worry..your kid will keep u buzzzzy....

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  24. Flavorful and yummy dish,perfect with rice..

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  25. very delicious curry, looks yummy..

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  26. chettinad masala kuzhambu looks so inviting...nice recipe n thanks for sharing!!

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Dish It Out-Brinjal n Garlic

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  27. Such a delectable dish........beautiful colours too.

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  28. May be mittu will be more happy than anyone else. Delicious gravy.

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  29. simply superb...i'm drooling over here.

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  30. I love all the chettinadu preparations ! this looks wonderful

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  31. nice pics; hey there is agiveaway in my blog- check it out !

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  32. God bless you Sharmi, and regards to your mom for sharing these wonderful homely recipes, here sitting at this wonderland far away from our home town........... it really makes me feel homesick but going through yr blog and trying out each every recipe keep my spirits high, looks forward for a new post. I admire your presentation.
    Keep up the good work girl......

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  33. One of my fav kulambu,Sounds so easy and yummy to taste

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  34. A big thanks to your Mom Sharmi Kuzhambu looks so tempting will sure give atry to this recipe bookmarked.

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  35. Wow nice recipe and thanks for sharing.Will try soon.

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  36. Sharmi love the recipe a lot.. Kandippa indha vaaram try panittu solren offcourse no doubt it comes out super yumm :) Say thanks to ur mom.

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  37. Wow.. thats an awesome recipe.. :) A huge thanks to your mum

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  38. Never heard of this before will surely try!

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  39. wow!! creamy gravy...goes very well with rice :)

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  40. Just had this for lunch. Superb! My veggie-hating 5yo took second helpings of radish and she wants me to make it "everyday" :) Thank you for another winning recipe, Sharmi!

    P.S. I used the Currimbhoy ramekins for a dinner party last week and everyone wanted to know where they were from!! Thanks for that!

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  41. @Noodlehead : I am really glad to hear that your kid liked it.Haha I know ramekins are cute looking and grabs everyones attention at first sight itself :)

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  42. Luvely kuzhambu.just made it today for lunch with fish fry.hope hubby likes it.thanks for all the luvely recipes u post sharmi :-)

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