Amma’s always says that pepper is good for you and try to use it whenever possible...I too love to add pepper in all my dishes..Pepper Mushroom,Pepper Chicken are one of my favorite dishes and I make them often..
Oneday I made this dish and amma was totally happy because she don’t eat mushrooms and chicken, So she has never tasted the above recipes..But this one was her favorite and she enjoyed it a lot..
I want to show you Amma's Spice bowl.This one is called as Masala Dabba..She keep all her whole spices in this lovely container...She even have another plastic one for keeping her powdered spices..
Now coming back to recipe..As you all know that roasting spices increase their flavour and taste.Right...And I Love roasting my own spices..I love to see the way how the mild spices turns nutty and aromatic when it gets roasted..
Hope you will try this and let me know if you have any doubts..Straight away I am delivering you the step by step recipe with pictures..
Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli-10
Garlic Pods -10
Tamarind -1 small lemon size soaked in water
Salt to taste
For Roasting and Grinding:
Coriander Seeds / Malli -3 tblspn
Urad Dal / Ulundam Paruppu -1 tblspn
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu -1 tblspn
Pepper-2 tblspn or to taste
Raw Rice-1 tsp
For Tempering / Seasoning:
Oil- 6 tblspn
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds / Vandayam- ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – 2 spring
Heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai..Add in all the roasting ingrediants..Fry on a low flame till golden..Remove and let it cool down..Now grind this into a smooth paste by adding some water.
Heat 3 tblspn oil in a kadai..Add in shallots and garlic and mix well.
Now add in the ground masala and mix well..Pour in tamarind water and some more water as you need..Season with salt.
Bring this to a boil..Cover and simmer for 20-30 mins..
Make seasoning by heating 2 tblspn oil and crackling mustard,cumin,fenugreek and curry leaves.
Pour this over the gravy and mix well..
Serve hot with rice..
|Take all your ingrediants|
|This is your roasting spices|
|Add everything in hot oil|
|and start roasting|
|continue roasting till light golden|
|let it cool down and take it in blender|
|add some water and grind again|
|make it into a smooth paste|
|Heat oil in the same kadai|
|add in shallots and garlic|
|fry them for couple of minutes|
|add in the ground masala|
|pour in tamarind water|
|season with some salt|
|cover and simmer for a while|
|untill oil separates from this|
|now make tempering|
|pour it over the gravy|
|You are Done|
|Only thing you need is rice|