Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu (Masala Gravy)

Over the past weeks, life has changed so much. I am sure when I turn back over the years, I would be happy for the decision I've made. Yes as a fulltime mother, I am enjoying life!! :) And to be true, I am more busy at home or I should say mittu is bc keeping me bc ;) Even when the opportunities are more, when it comes to my lil one, she overrules everything and her happiness is more precious than anything else...... as to any mother :)

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

And as a add on, sharmis passions and sharmi clicks will keep me occupied and the word boredom will be slashed out......fingers crossed :0

Now onto todays recipe : I've been wanting to post this masala kuzhambu recipe since long but something or the other took priorities everytime amma makes this. Last time when amma made , I clicked with stepwise too.

Radish Masala Gravy - Ingredients

  • Radish - 3 sliced
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped (optional)
  • Salt - for taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
For grinding:

  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Big Onion - 1 chopped roughly
  • Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
To Temper:

  • Bay leaf - a small piece
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Small Onions - a handful
  • Garlic - 4 to 5 pearls
  • Curry leaves - few

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe
1. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil, add onion and tomato saute until nicely mushed up and raw smell tomatoes leaves. Then add this with coconut, fennel seeds and grind it.

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step1
2. The grinding should be to a fine paste, set aside. Heat remaining oil, add bayleaf, fennel seeds,cinnamon once it crackles add onion, garlic and curry leaves and saute for a minute until slightly browned.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step2
3. Then add the sliced radish and saute for 2 mins. Then add chilli, coriander powder and saute for a minute. Add 1/2 cup water and required salt.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step3
4. Allow it to boil for 2mins, then add the grinded paste and allow it to boil until oil separates (this may take around 10mins). Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe - Step4

Masala kuzhambu is chettinad special and my favourite. I love it with rice and even dosas.

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

My Notes:
Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

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