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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Konda Kadalai & Butternut Squash Kuzhambu


Ingredients
Chopped butternut squash-1/2
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Curry leaves-little
Sliced garlic-4
Konda kadalai-1 cup
(Soak it overnight & boil it with salt)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chlly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Hing-1/4tsp
Tamarind paste-1/2tsp
(dilute it in water)
Grind to a smooth paste
Coconut-3tsp
Somph/Fennel seeds-1/2tsp
Tempering
Oil-4tsp
Vadavam-1tsp
(Or mustard,jeera,methi -little)
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Fry onion & garlic till light brown.Now add remaining ingredients fry a bit.Pour the tamarind juice & kadalai , cook till the vegetable is cooked.Add the ground paste & boil for 2 more minutes.Garnish it with curry leaves.

5 comments:

  1. Thats a unique combo to check..looks spicy and awesome.

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  2. Looking so cute and nice recipe....tooo

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  3. Made it tonight (had a few butternut squashes lying around) and it is GREAT. People who dont know your language may want to know what is Kadalai. It is called Chana Dal in North India.
    http://www.nriol.com/resources/grocery/tamil.asp

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  4. Last contributor again. I enlarged your photo and it seems that Kadalai is really ground nuts???

    OK, I made it with Chana Dal and it was great too.
    A new dish is born...

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