Kara kozhambu-Chettinad style

One day, my mother-in-law had cooked this Kara kozhambu which was awesome in taste.
I learnt this recipe from her and I would like to share the same.This is supposed to be famous in Chettinad(somehting u may get in Ponnusamy’s or Anjappar’s)

In a kadai, heat 4 to 5 tspns of oil. Add mustard.Once it splutters, add some fenugreek seeds(2 tspns) and fry for some time. Now add 1 chopped onion,2 chopped tomatoes, about 8 to 10 garlic flakes,curry leaves and fry well. You may add any vegetable of your choice.You may even add some Black-eyed peas(soaked overnight )to this.If you add some shallots too,if you like them, instead of big onions. I added a few chopped pieces of radish and ladies finger while frying.
Allow it to fry well.

Grind half a cup of grated coconut adding 1 cup of water.Extract the coconut milk by filtering the ground mixture.
Add this coconut milk in the fried mixture , add salt and allow to boil well.Add turmeric powder(a pinch),chilly powder(a pinch),sambar powder(2 tspns) and a pinch of asafoetida. Once it starts to boil, add 2 cups of tamarind extract and continue to boil well.

The dish is ready to be served with rice now. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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