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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sweet Potato Kara Kozhambu

Ingredients:
  • onion  – 1 no
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Sweet Potato -200 gms
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 3
  •  oil – 4 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds -  1tsp
  • Curry leaves – a small bunch or 10 to 15 leaves
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  •   cumin powder – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Shredded coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind water -  2 cups
Method of Preparation:
  1. Peel Sweet Potato ,boil in salted water until its half cooked strain and cool it
  2. Chop onion and tomato
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a deep bottomed thick pan.
  4. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, onions and slit green chilies. Fry till onions are translucent.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a couple of minutes and then add chopped tomatoes.
  6. Keep frying till tomatoes are cooked and mashed.
  7. Add red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt.
  8. Mix well, add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water and let it come to a boil and leave it for 5 minutes.
  9. Make a paste by grinding coconut, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and coriander powder in a mixer grinder by adding a little water.
  10. In another cup of hot water add a small lemon size of tamarind, let it sit for sometime and extract the juice.
  11. Add this juice to the boiling mixture in the pan and let everything cook and become a thick gravy.
  12. Now add the ground paste and boiled potato let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes at medium heat.
  13. Finally add the remaining 2 tbsp of oil and leave it for a minute and turn off the stove.
  14. Kara Kuzhambu is ready. 

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