Milagu Kuzhambu or Black pepper gravy :
I want to give you the most wonderful recipe Milagu kuzhambu this spicy, tongue-tickling flavourful kuzhambu will be very good during the winter season, We know that Black pepper has a lot of Medicinal values. It helps to calm a cold, detox our skin and even help fight cancer. It also makes perfect travel food as it does not get spoiled for weeks.
Black pepper has demonstrated impressive antioxidant and antibacterial effects–yet another way in which this wonderful seasoning promotes the health of the digestive tract. And not only does black pepper help you derive the most benefit from your food, the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, keeping you slim while giving you energy to burn.
Black pepper stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach.
Ingredients : This measurement can be served for 4 to 5 people
Black pepper corns -2 tsp
cumin seeds-1 tsp
Dry red chilli-2 nos
Channa dal-1 tbsp
Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
Coconut 1 tbsp
Tamarind -1 small lemon size
salt 11/2 tsp
Hing 2 pinch
curry leaves-1 hand full
Oil-1 tbsp+1 tsp to fry
Method to prepare:
Heat pan with 1 tsp of oil add Red chilli first then all other ingredients fry until light brown finally add coconut, curry leaves and Tamarind switch off the stove, Pan heat is enough for curry leaves and coconut to get fried.
Allow it to cool then grind into smooth paste mix with a cup of water.
Heat pan again with 1 tbsp of oil season with mustard seeds when it splutters add the ground paste , Salt , Hing and Jaggery.
Let it boil for 4 minutes in low flame stir occasionally, It leaves oil around the pan remove from stove transfer to a clean bowl and store it .
Serve with plain rice, little Gingelly oil or ghee .