Jun 18, 2015

Chettinad Saiva Meen Kuzhambu Recipe



This is one of the recipe which i wanted to make for quite a long time. I made it few months back and it was sitting in the draft folder for a long time, finally i took it and it turned out great..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

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Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

For Saiva Fish:

Cow Peas / Thatta Payir - 1 cup
Garlic - 2 cloves
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Kulambu:

Oil - 2 tblspn + 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1/4 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves a spring
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1.5 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn
Water - 2 to 3 cups
Salt to taste

Method:

Take cow peas, soak them overnight. Drain them and add it to blender. Add other ingredients and make it into a coarse puree.

Spread this over some aluminium foil or banana leaf and steam them for 15 to 20 mins. Remove them and cut into strips. Pan fry them in oil and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan, Add in mustard, fenugreek, fennel, curry leaves and sizzle for a min.

Now add in onions, green chillies and tomatoes. Season with salt and cook till it turns mushy.

Now add in tamarind pulp and water. Bring it to a boil.

Add in the fried pieces and simmer it for 15 mins.

Serve.

Pictorial:
Start by soaking cow peas overnight


take it in a blender


add in garlic


and some fennel seeds


add in little chilli powder


add in little salt and puree them


make it into a coarse puree


spoon this over some foil


spread it evenly


fold it over


make one more


heat a steamer


place the package in a steamer


cover and steam


unwrap it


cut into slices


heat oil in a pan


pan fry them


toast them till golden


remove them and set aside


Take all your ingredients for kulambu


Heat oil in a pan


add in mustard and fenugreek seeds


add in fennel seeds


add in curryleaves


add in onions, garlic, green chillies


mix well..add some salt


saute till golden


add in tomatoes


mix well


cook till tomatoes turn mushy


add in chilli, coriander and turmeric powder


mix well


add in tamarind pulp


add water


bring it to boil


add in the fried pieces


simmer it for a while


done


Serve

5 comments:

  1. Hi Aarthi...

    I dont have foil with mw.... have any idea to achieve the same.

    Komathi

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  2. Should we dry roast the cowpeas before soaking?

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  3. When I saw the words, "Saiva" and "Meen" together in the title, I thought, you must be kidding me! Looks good! Kudos on using a clay pan 🙂. It may add a bit of a earthy flavor to the dish.

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