Friday, July 1, 2011

Molagu(Pepper) kozhambu

Uhhh was attending get togethers/treats and functions and was away from my space.Now that I am back,I need to come up with something spicy and here I post the molagu kozhambu recipe...

 My mom says molagu kozhambu is a pathya sapadu(if I am right the raw english translation is this particular kozhambu cures all the disease and this kozhambu is preferred for moms after pregnancy).Whenever we feel fever or cold mom prepares this and it is always a respite :) Now comes the recipe part


Pepper-2 table spoon
urad dal-1 table spoon
channa dal(kadala paruppu)-1 table spoon
Tur dal-1 table spoon
corriander seeds- 1 table spoon
rice(arisi)-1 table spoon
tamarind-small ball size
mustard seeds
veggie(of ur choice).


1.Cut and wash veggie of your choice and boil it and keep it aside.
2.Squeeze tamarind by adding water and extract the essence.
3.dry roast urad dal,channa dal,tur dal,corriander seeds,rice and pepper until nice aroma it and grind it to a coarse powder.
4.In a separate wok add oil.Once heated add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
5.Add tamarind extract followed by salt and wait till the raw spell of tamarind goes off.
6.Add the cooked veggie.
7.Finally add the coarse powder.
8.Wait for 2 minutes for the mixture to mix well with tamarind extract and let the whole mixture boil for another 2 minutes.
9.Switch the stove off.Serve it with hot steamed rice.

P.S The addition of rice is to make the kozhambu to a thick consistency.I always have the habit of using rice flour whenever the kozhambu consistency is not thick :)


  1. We make it with out coriander seeds,have to try this way,good tip on adding rice..