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Spicy chettinad style chinna vengaya poondu kuzhambu with many spices gave so much flavor and with white rice and spoon of gingelly oil to top with rice was yumm. Aviyal and sutta appalam was perfect with this one.
What you need:
1 cup - Shallots
8 pods - Garlic
1 no - Tomato
1 tsp - Chilli powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1 tsp - Thoor Dhal
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
1 tsp - Tamarind paste
Pinch asafoetida
2 sprig - Curry leaves
1 no - Red chilli
3 tbsp - Gingelly oil

To roast & grind to smooth paste:
3 nos - Shallots
2 nos - Garlic
2 tbsp - Coriander seeds
5 nos - Red chillies
2 tbsp - Coconut grated
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp - Channa dhal
1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
1 tsp - Peppercorns

How to make:
Heat oil add mustard seeds, thoor dhal, fenugreek seeds, red chilly and curry leaves and roast well. 

Add shallots and garlic saute well add tomatoes, salt and cook until tomatoes soften.

Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida mix well add 1 cup water, tamarind extract cook till raw smell goes. Add more water as per reqd.

Add the paste cook in simmer for 5 mins and its done.

Serve with hot rice and aviyal!!


  1. My mum's favourite curry! Lovely shots ;)

  2. Fingerlicking gravy,even i love to enjoy with a bowl of rice and papds..

  3. Everything looks delicious!!!

  4. OMG ! Wat a color !!! Lipsmacking !!

  5. Wowww khuzhampu looks very colourful n tempting!!

  6. Looks too good Kalpana....Very delicious

  7. First time here.. U have a very lovely space.. Happy to follow you..
    Lovely recipe.. Was searching for this for a while.. Bookmarked :)

  8. fiery hot color, looks yum

  9. Wow if u pass the whole spread I will complete it in a minute...loved it:)

  10. What a nice spread, love this kuzhambu..

  11. Wow that looks fingerlicking good :) Yummm..!!

  12. And now that's I call as 'feast', loved ur clicks. Its bit hard to get 'chinna vengayam' here...I know its highly flavorful and the dish speaks for itself.


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