Friday, March 22, 2013


Its always fun when ur mom is around and cooking for u! My mom makes yummilicous porichakozhambu and here is the recipe:

For the podi/powder:

2tsp jeera seeds
1tsp pepper seeds
3 tsp whole urad dal
1tsp Chana dal
2 dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
3 tbsp fresh grated coconut

In very little oil fry all the above ingredients except coconut and keep aside. In the pan dry roast the coconut. Best part is coconut can be kept optional. Once cooled down make powder and u can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for later use.

For porichkozhambu:

1) Best veggies to use for this are- drumsticks,kothavarangai, podalangai,avarakai and tomatoes. Only one of these veggies can be used. For drumsticks alone they need to boiled in water separately. All other veggies can be pressure cooked along with the dal.
2) Moong dal pressure cooked
3) Bring water to boil in a vessel, add desired amount of the porichakozhambu podi and let it boil. Add The cooked veggies and dal. Add salt to taste. Keep stirring well to avoid the dal to stick to the vessel.
4) once done temper with mustard seeds, broken urad dal and curry leaves and aesofotida.

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