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Chettinad Thakkali Kuzhambu

chettinad style tomato kulambu made with freshly roasted spices and masalas give this gravy its unique spicy taste.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 156 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Tomatoes – 3 to 4 large chopped
  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – 1tsp optional
  • Oil – 1 tblspn

For Roasting and Grinding:

  • Onion / Shallots / Sambar Onion – ½ cup
  • Coconut – ¾ cup
  • Roasted Channa Dal / Pori Kadalai / Dalia – 1 tblspn
  • Coriander Seeds / Malli – 2 tblspn
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 2 to 3
  • Oil – 1 tsp

For Tempering / Seasonings

  • Oil – 1 tblspn
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai. Add roasted channa dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilli and fry till light golden. Add onions and sauté for 2 mins. Add in coconut and mix well. Allow it to cool down and grind into a smooth paste.
  • Heat 1 tblspn oil and add in tomatoes in it. Add some salt, sugar and cook untill it turns mushy about 10 mins.
  • Add the ground masala and mix well. Pour enough water to make a sauce.
  • Cover and simmer for 10-15 mins untill oil separates.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Now make seasoning by heating 1 tblspn of oil and add in mustard seeds and allow it to pop. Now add curry leaves and mix well. Pour this over the gravy and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice.
Nutrition Facts
Chettinad Thakkali Kuzhambu
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 156
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword chettinad, kuzhambu
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