Today's thali is a simple and comforting thali which we usually make it the next day of party food or festive food.
This is a very flavorful,slightly tangy kulambhu which aids digestion.
As we have a big curry leaves tree in our backyard,my mom makes it atleast every other week.But here in U.S curry leaves are so expensive I make it very rarely,instead I make Poondu(garlic) kulambhu often.
Last week end we had a birthday party and get together,had a heavy lunch and dinner.So next day we wanted to have a comforting food,made this kulambhu.
As I had little curry leaves,added coriander leaves along with the curry leaves,for my surprise it came out extremely delicious.
The menu is
- White rice
- Karivepillai Kulambhu(curry leaves kulambhu)
- Tomato Rasam
- Beans Poriyal(beans curry)
- Chow-chow Kottu(chayote dhal)
- Vathal(home made fryums)
- Neer mor(Buttermilk)
Karivepillai/Curry leaves Kulambhu
|Coriander leaves/kothamalli||1/2cup(tightly packed)|
|Red chilly powder/milagai podi||1tsp|
|Coriander powder/kothamalli podi||2tsp|
Heat a pan and dry roast the cumin seeds,pepper and fenugreek seeds in a medium flame till a nice aroma comes out,transfer to a plate.In the same pan add a tsp of oil and saute the shallots and garlic to transparent,remove it.Then saute the curry leaves and coriander leaves.Let everything cools down.
- This kulambhu can be stored in the refrigerator for a week also.
- Sometimes you may feel a slight bitter taste initially but once the flavors get incorporated it won't be there.
- Using sambhar powder gives a very nice flavor but it can be substituted with chilly powder and coriander powder.
- Care should be taken while roasting the spices,if it is roasted in a high flame it will end up in bitter taste.
- Sometimes my mom fries whole red chilly and coriander seeds along with the spices and used instead of powders.
Linking to Thali Mela happenings in Srivalli's space and Julie's EP series- Ginger and Pepper event happenings at Prabha's space.
Also sending this one to Show Me Your Hits-Iron rich foods event hosted by Julie of Erivum Puliyum started by Sangeetha of Spicy Treats.