Sunday, October 29

Milagai Kuzhambu

This is a very spicy dish. Usually we prepare this as a side dish for curd rice, just like pickle. So try this only with curd rice.. For spice lovers who love very hot and spicy food can have with plain rice,idli,dosa or with anything u like. It is a simple recipe and very easy to prepare.I had no idea about this dish before marriage, as my mom doesn’t prepae this.According to me the best combination for curd rice is mango pickle. But after tasting this, I liked to have this with curd rice too. I learnt this recipe from my Mother in law and would like to share this with u all. Try it out and u will love it…



Ingredients

Green chillies(small in size)-12 to 15 chopped into thin rounds
Onions- 3 large or 4 medium , chopped finely
U can use pearl onions too for this .
Tamarind- big gooseberry sized
Mustard seeds- ¼ tsp
Methi seeds- ¼ tsp
Oil- 4 tsp
Salt to taste



Method

Soak the tamarind in water and take out the juice from it. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pressure pan or cooker and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add methi seeds and before it starts to brown add onions and green chillies. Fry for 10 minutes in a medium flame. Add the tamarind juice and salt to it. No need to add water to this. close the cooker and pressure cook this till one whistle.
U can store this in the refrigerator for 15 days.
Serve with curd rice.

note: You can always reduce the chillies as per ur taste or use 1/2 part of capsicum and 1/2 part of green chillies too.

check out shankari's version

37 comments:

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Your "Milagai Kuzhambu" looks spicy. In our house we call it as milagai pacchadi..We add 1/4 portion of capsicum also.Thanks for sharing.

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks spicy and great dish with rice in this cold weather..might cut down the amount of chillies though..kids..:)) Thanks Prema!!

Anonymous said...

Prema, love this spicy milagai kuzhambu, spicy but great for a cold day.
Are you still in India enjoying?

Anonymous said...

Hey Prema, So you are learning recipes from your mother-in-law, in India :-). Its a nice idea of adding Tamarind to onion and green chillies. My mom also makes the same kind of dish but she makes it with Aamchur or if mango is in season, than with raw mango.

Anonymous said...

Wow...15 Green chilies, this just HAS to be good!thanks!

Cheers,Trupti

Anonymous said...

My mom makes something similar to this Prema, instead on onions is has generous amounts of ginger and is a side dish for pongal and upma kozhakattai. Will confirm the recipe from mom and post it soon, its been long pending :-) Bunt until then I am going to try your version.

Anonymous said...

wow madam...posting from your vacation time...you have somuch energy I should say...hope Diwali was a blast for you guys in India. Interstting post--a curry with green chilies-hot hot:) will try soon!!

shilpa said...

Ahh I am scared of number of chilies you have used :(. But yeah, I want to try this with curd rice. Thanks for sharing....

sra said...

Hi Prema, is this the same as Kaara Kozhambu?

Anonymous said...

Hi Prema,

Thanks for ur wishes

Priya S&S said...

I think this would be great with hot idlies YUMMM !

Will try this soon.

mandira said...

This looks nice and spicy... will try it soon :)

Vani said...

Hi Prema! Hope you are having a blast in India!
This recipe is something new for me. Would love to try it sometime.
I just took up your tag. Read it when u get a chance.

Anonymous said...

yummy!!!! :)

Deepa Cooks said...

Looks very different & easy too.but little spicy too.thanks for sharing.

Lera said...

Prema ,quite a spicy treat after all the Diwali sweets !

Lakshmi said...

nice recipe PRema.
enjoy well at home.

Manju Bansal said...

Good Idea!! Even my husband like spicy food.

Anonymous said...

Just the name itself is so appetising. Will try this one out for sure. Thank you for the recipe.

Prema Sundar said...

Hi all,
Thanks for allur kind words. Iam having a good time in India here and enjoyed Diwali. As MT said you can use capsicum too for this. My MIL uses capsicum sometimes too. I have edited the post and added a few changes too. so try this and enjoy.
I will try posting recipes whenever i can and visit u all often too.

Anonymous said...

hi prema,
i love chettinad spicy dishes and this is my kind of recipe with 15 chillies:)
thanks for sharing... i have posted garlic kuzhambu recipe in my blog..
cheers
supriya

Latha said...

Hey Prema,

Are u back from India or is this Spicy yummy recipe from India??

How was/is your trip? I am leaving for India soon and I am so excited about it!

Cheers
Latha

Syam said...

inga vandhuteengala illa innum India la ensoy maaditu irukeengala :-)

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks guys Iam still in India and will be there for 2 more months..
MT I remembered my MIL using capsicum too sometimes and so I have added that now.. thanks for the reminder.
SRA, this is not same as kaara kuzhambu.. as i said this is spicy and this is more or less like a pickle in a slightly liquid form.

Foodie's Hope said...

Happy Thanksgiving Prema and thank you for taking time to comment on my blog even though you are in India!

Have fun there with your family , you lucky girl:)

Pooja said...

Hi,
my first time visit to your blog, You have nice blog here. WOuld like to visit it agian.
May i add you to my blogroll?
This Milagai Kuzhambu recipe is great! will give it try some time, but with little chilli in it. :)
thanks
-Pooja

Raji said...

Hi Prema,

glad to note that u are having a wonderful time in India..

Come back soon with more mouth watering recipies

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting me Prema, have a great weekend:))

gowri said...

Hi prema I went thro ure blog and I really liked all ure recipes.I tried milagai kuzhambu and it was grt.Your recipes tastes awesome!!Keep up the gud work!!

Anonymous said...

Hi prema, We call this "Ulli pacchadi".Only difference is we don't use methi seeds.This is our side dish for sambhar usually.

Anonymous said...

Milaga Kuzhambu saaptu saaptu karama aagiduchu... next post plz :)

Priya said...

Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year !

Priya S&S

indianadoc said...

Hi Prema
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

sailu said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year, Prema.

Sailaja

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!! :D

Anonymous said...

Wishing peace, health, and happiness in 2007 and always. Happy New year to you and your family !

Jasmine said...

Hi Prema,
Thank you for posting this.
This is one of my favorites.
Once every week we had this at our hostel and those who came late for lunch missed it because its gone in a few minutes.We always thanked the Periyamma (cook)who made this.
The combination was always fish fry,rasam and this.Always wanted more.Soon I started cooking this at home, simple and delicious. Thank you again.