Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Milagu thokku / Pepper gravy




Pepper gravy
Pepper gravy



Ingredients (Serves for 3)


black Pepper - 4 tsp
coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
red chili - 2
garlic - 4 pods
gram dal / kadala paruppu-  1 tsp
toor dal - 1 tsp
jaggery - 1 tsp
curry leaves - few
cumin seeds -2 tsp
salt - as needed
sesame oil - 10 - 12 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
tamarind - 1 inch piece
asafoetida- a pinch

Method:


  • grind black pepper, coriander seeds, red chili, garlic, gram dal, toor dal, jaggery, curry leaves, 1 tsp of cumin seeds together to a smooth paste
     
  • heat a vessel with oil and add mustard seeds, 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • once it splutters, add the grounded masala
  • extract tamarind juice in 1/2 cup of water and add it to the masala
  • add salt, asafoetida and  cook covered till oil oozes out from the masala
  • once the oil is out and the gravy becomes thick, switch off the flame
  • serve with hot rice




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