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Kozhambu (buttermilk, pepper)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make

  • For Buttermilk kuzhambu:
  • Soak the rice and dal in a little water for half an hour.
  • Grind them along with coconut, cumin seeds and chillies.
  • Dissolve the ground masala in the buttermilk.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Keep on a low fire and simmer for a while.
  • Do not boil too long.
  • Any vegetable like pumpkin, ladies finger (okra) can be boiled separately and then added.
  • For Pepper Kuzhambu:
  • Fry the ingredients for masala pepper in a little oil and grind into a smooth paste.
  • Add this paste to the extracted tamarind juice (approx. 1/2 liter)
  • Add salt and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes till it gets a little thickened.
  • Season with mustard seeds.