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February 29, 2012

Inji Kuzhambu Recipe For Rice / Ginger Gravy

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I learnt this from my MIL. Lots of ginger were lying in my fridge for long time and i was thinking how to use it. I usually make ginger pachadi . But this time i wanted to try something new and different like a gravy kind. Then my MIl told me about this kuzhambu which tastes similar to vathakuzhambu but with ginger flavor. Ginger lovers would sure love this..It was tasting great when mixed with plain rice topped by sesame oil..With papad as side, u can have a plateful of rice..Winking smileIt serves as a best side dish for curd rice and dal rice too.

INJI KUZHAMBU

INGREDIENTS
  • Ginger paste- Gooseberry sized ball
  • Tamarind- Lime sized ball
  • Sambhar powder – 1 –1.5 tsp  (Heaped) (i used 1 tsp heaped)
  • Salt –As required
To temper
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Toor dal –1 /2 tsp
  • Small onion – 5 nos (chopped finely)
  • Garlic cloves – 5 nos (-do)
  • Curry leaves – few (-do-)
METHOD
  • Soak tamarind in hot water for few minutes and take the extract.
  • Grind the ginger pieces to get the gooseberry sized ball by adding little water.
  • Add the ginger paste to the tamarind extract . Add sambhar powder, salt and required water.
  • In a kadai , temper all the ingredients in the same order.Then add the tamarind extract mixture.
  • Allow it to roll boil for few minutes. Boil till the oil separates. Add liitle jaggery for taste.
  • The gravy thickens . Add water if necessary.Switch off the flame..
Enjoy mixing with plain rice adding ghee / sesame oil..
NOTE:
  1. It tastes the best from next day. Its shelf life is around 10 days when kept in fridge.
  2. Can be taken for travel too..
  3. The amount of ginger paste and tamarind paste should be equal. If needed quantity of tamarind paste can be increased . All the tastes gets blended the next day .So make the changes only next day.. (ie, adding salt ,Sambhar powder or tamarind extract)




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32 comments :

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

This is very new to me. quite healthy recipe:)

Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful flavorful curry!

Hema said...

A new one, looks simple and awesome..

Sumi said...

thats a delicious kuzhambhu..I generally like the flavour of ginger in tamarind based kuzhambhu. Love this recipe.Bookmarked

Chitra said...

thanks all :)

Rachana said...

I am a ginger addict and I am so gonna try this ginger gravy. Bookmarked.

Sobha Shyam said...

healthy n delicious one..lovely curry..

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Suja Manoj said...

Love ginger flavor,healthy and delicious curry

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

New to me..different one...healthy recipe

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

new one... I would love it!

Shylaja said...

Flavorful and healthy kuzhambu

Indrani said...

This is very new to me, it sounds so healthy and flavourful

Gayathri NG said...

Delicious n interesting curry...

Unknown said...

Goo for digestion...havent tasted it but looks very flavourful

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Laavanya said...

I love ginger everything and make ginger kuzhambu too but it's a bit different. Love how yummy this looks.

Priya dharshini said...

I luv the inji flavour in chutney and kulambu...luks so delicious.

Cham said...

Sounds great for winter time, looks tasty!

Deepti said...

Its definitely a healthy recipe and a new dish added to my list!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely one to have on a cold winter day. Chitra regarding your question on the Sevai, I used the hand press sev maker to make ragi sevai.

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hemalata said...

Yummy n healthy ginger gravy,looks so delicious.

Gayathri Anand said...

Yummy Tangy and healthy Kuzhambu .

Love2cook Malaysia said...

New recipe yet so tempting! Loving your blog header! :)

Vineetha Sush said...

Colourful curry...looks tempting.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Another wonderful recipe from u and ur MIL...so nice Chitra. Absolutely healthy dish.

Jaleela Kamal said...

rompa arumai chitra

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

sounds new and healthy too and looking delicious..
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Lifewithspices said...

wow very good n new dish to me.. bookmarked..

Raks said...

Sounds appetizing! Wish I could taste it!

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very tasty..i will make it too

radha said...

Here after a long time. The pulisadam looks lovely. I asked my Tambram husband whether they made this inji kuzhambu and his eyes lit up. Will make it sometime and let you know.