Melagu Poondu Kolambu (Pepper Garlic Kolambu)

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Total Time:
20 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 tbsp - Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp - Jeera
  • 7 pods - Garlic
  • Tamarind - Small lemon-sized ball
  • 1 tsp - Sambar Powder
  • A pinch - Turmeric Powder
  • 1 - Onion, finely chopped
  • A few - Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard
  • Salt - as per taste

How to Make Melagu Poondu Kolambu (Pepper Garlic Kolambu)

  • Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice.
  • Add sambar and turmeric powder to the tamarind water, stir well and keep it aside.
  • In a kadai put a tsp of oil and fry the pepper first.
  • When it starts popping up, remove.
  • Add jeera, leave it to splutter, remove and add garlic.
  • Fry the garlic till it turns light brown. Remove and cool it.
  • Grind fried pepper, jeera and garlic together to a fine paste and add little water.
  • In a tawa, pour the remaining oil, add mustard.
  • When it pops up, add chopped onion, curry leaves and fry just for second.
  • Then add tamarind water and stir well.
  • Add salt and bring to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the pepper paste and mix well.
  • Allow to boil just for 5-10 seconds.