Jun 1, 2011

Karunaikilangu Puli kulambu/Spicy Yam gravy

I was so happy to find yam in the supermarket, a relief from all those regular veggies! So, I decided to splurge on oil and make this tastier!

So here goes the recipe:

To make this we need, a couple of yams, peeled, washed and chopped into small round pieces. I used amchur powder along with a small ball of tamarind, a pinch of asafoetida,
Salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, few red chillies, some oil, one big onion, chopped and one tomato, chopped and a sprig of curry leaves, along with some garlic cloves, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Abt half a tsp of garam masala too!

Heat some oil in a pan, and add some mustard seeds and once it splutters, add some curry leaves and cumin seeds. Then add all the chopped onion and garlic and once the onion starts turning slightly brown, add the red chillies and chopped tomatoes. add some red chilli powder and turmeric powder and keep stirring till the tomatoes cook and the raw smell of turmeric powder goes off. mix the amchur powder and tamarind powder with some water and pour the mixture into the pan. Add about 2 more cups of water and adjust the salt.

Let this sit on the stove for about 20 mins or so, but now the water would have reduced to less than half in quantity and the oil would  separate as seen in the picture.Switch off the stove and serve hot with rice!


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