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Melagu Poondu Kolambu (Pepper Garlic Kolambu) Recipe

Melagu Poondu Kolambu (Pepper Garlic Kolambu) is a popular Indian Side dish
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On :
Monday, 22 May, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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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):

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


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