Summa Kuzhambu (சும்மா குழம்பு ) in tamil literally means gravy made out of no veggies and just like that you can make this instant gravy. You will find this dish only in Chettinad Kitchen. If you are bored with making rasam often try this,you will like it.Simple and good.
This gravy being fed to women after child birth They say his will help in secreting more milk. and even sick people for easy digestion.As its name indicates it is plain kuzhambu without any vegetables .
• 2 Onions
• 1or half Tomato
• Curry leaves
• 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
• 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
•1/2 cummin seeds-1/2tsp
• 2 tbsp Tamarind extract
• 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1 tsp sambar powder
• 2 Garlic flakes crushed
• Salt to taste
• Oil -2 tsp
Sprinkle hot water over tamarind soak for 10 minutes, Pour in 1 cup of water. Cool and then extract a thin juice. or add tamarind paste.
Add one more cup of water into it, add sambar powder,salt,and turmeric powder mix and keep aside.
Heat oil and splutter Fennel seeds,cumin seeds and urad. Add in the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
Add in the onions and saute on high until transparent.
Next add Tomato saute well now add the mixed water alow it to boil once not for long time finally add crushed garlic switch off the stove.
This gravy will be watery like Rasam.
Mild and good taste, with hot cooked rice and dal thovayal.