Chepangilangu Kara kuzhambu recipe | arbi kuzhambu

Chepangilangu Kara kuzhambu recipe | arbi kuzhambu is a tasty side dish which can be served with rice Idli dosa, or  Chapathi . Here we do not use any pearl onions or garlic. This chepangilangu  Kara kuzhambu is made with tamarind, red chillies, channa dal, urad dal, pepper corns, grated coconut, turmeric powder and salt.

Ingredients:-

To grind:-

  • channa dal / kadalai paruppu – 1 tblsp
  • urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tblsp
  • pepper corns / milagu – 10 number
  • red chillies / vara milagai – 8 number
  • grated coconut / thuruviya thengai – 1/2 cup

For tempering:-

  • oil – 3 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida / perungayam – pinch
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few

Method:-

1. Wash and cook chepangilangu with skin in a pressure cooker for one whistle. Once pressure is released, remove the skin nod chop the root into two or three piece according to its size.

Cooked, skin removed and chopped chepangilangu
Cooked, skin removed and chopped chepangilangu

2. Heat one tsp of oil and fry all the ingredients that should be ground.

Frying ingredients
Frying ingredients

3. Cool down and grind into a fine paste using water.

Ground paste
Ground paste

4. Mix tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt in one cup of water.

Tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt
Tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt
Tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt mixed in water
Tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt mixed in water

5. Now heat 3 tsps of oil in a fry pan and fry cooked and chopped chepangilangu till it turns colour. Remove it and keep aside.

Frying cooked chepangilangu
Frying cooked chepangilangu

6. In the remaining oil add mustard seeds and when it splutters add asafoetida and curry leaves followed by tamarind juice mix.

Tamarind juice mix added
Tamarind juice mix added

7. Now add ground red chilly mix along with required water.

Ground red chilly mix added
Ground red chilly mix added

8. Add cooked and fried chepangilangu and keep it in low flame for 5-7 minutes.

Cooked and fried chepangilangu added
Cooked and fried chepangilangu added

9. Finally add jaggery and mix well.

Jaggery
Jaggery

10. Add one tsp of ghee and serve as side dish along with rice, idli or dosa.

Chepangilangu Kara kuzhambu recipe | arbi kuzhambu
Chepangilangu Kara kuzhambu recipe | arbi kuzhambu

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