• Black pepper - 3 tbsp
  • Dry Red chillies - 2
  • Toor Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • Channa dhal - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - small Lemon size
  • Salt - as required
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Onions - finely chopped (if preferred)
  • Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp

How to make it:

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry black Pepper, Dry red chillies, toor dhal, channa dhal and urad dhal until brown. Grind into a fine paste with few curry leaves. Make pulp out of tamarind. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters add onions and fry until golden brown. Add asafoetida powder and few curry leaves. Add the paste tamarind pulp, salt, sugar and little water and cook until oil separates. Serve with idli, dosa or plain rice.

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8 Responses
  1. FH Says:

    This dish is totally new to me, looks great Anu. I will try, I have some cooked Tuar dal already!:)

  2. Kalai Says:

    Love milagu kuzhambu! Especially when I'm really sick, it's the best thing. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Sagari Says:

    very nice recipe anu I can taste it from the pic

  4. Dhivya Says:

    i've heard abt this one..but never tasted,,pic looks yummy and delicious..will surely try..Happy V day

  5. EC Says:

    I used to make this atleast twice a week last year when i was cooking fully in microwave..I plan to put up the microwave version of this when i make it the next time...thanks for sharing

  6. bee Says:

    anu, are you part of sailu's taste of india? it's an RSS aggregator of desi food blogs. it would be an easy way to keep up to date with your latest posts. i don't have anything to do with that site, but i recommend it to everyone.

  7. DEEPA Says:

    wow!!Thks for this recipe !!

  8. AnuSriram Says:

    Asha, U don't need a cooked tuar dhal for this. Just a little amount of raw dhal is enough.
    Yes kalai, Its a good medication too..
    Thank you Sagari..
    Dhivya, don't forget to tell me how it tasted..
    Easycrafts, it would be great if you can share the microwave version of your recipe..
    Thanks Bee, joined that recently..
    Thank you Deepa..