Wednesday 15 May 2013

Milagu Kuzhambu/Pepper Kuzhambu

Milagu kuzhambu/Pepper Kuzhambu is a traditional South Indian kuzhambu made by blending black pepper corns with other spices and ingredients. I have been making lot of dishes with pepper now, the reason is that though spring started officially in March, it is still cold and flowers are blooming only now(May). UK has faced a very bad winter after 50 years, and it is now raining and hail falling down, the weather is really pathetic. The perfect lunch for us I decided was milagu kuzhambu/Pepper kuzhambu and potato roast, an apt lunch for cold and rainy days.

Milagu kuzhambu has lots of medicinal values, it helps us when we have cold and cough. The pepper helps in getting rid of the phlegm and congestion. It also helps in digestion and gastric problems. Since we add lots of curry leaves this kuzhambu is also rich in iron. This is my mom’s special milagu kuzhambu.

You can use sunflower oil as well, but gingerly oil is excellent for this kind of kuzhambu's gives rich aroma and very good taste. 
Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Milagu/Pepper Kuzhambu with step by step photos…


1 finely chopped
1 lemon sized ball
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds
¼ tsp
Curry leaves
Gingelly oil
3 tbsp

For Roasting and Grinding

Black pepper corns
2 tbsp
Coriander seeds/Dhania
3 tbsp
Urad dal
1 tbsp
Channa dal
1 tbsp
Raw rice
1 tsp
Curry leaves
10 -12


Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai, add all the roasting ingredients. Fry till it is golden brown, cool it and grind it to a smooth paste with some water.

Extract the tamarind juice and keep it aside.

Heat 3 tbsp of oil in the same kadai, add mustard seeds let it splutter, now add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and sauté for about 30 sec. Now add the onions and garlic and sauté until golden brown. 

Add the ground paste and give a good stir for about a min. Add the tamarind extract, salt and let it boil for about 15 min or until it reaches right consistency.

Yummy  and healthy milagu kuzhambu is ready to be served.

Milagu kuzhambu is best with white rice and pappad, is perfect for cold days.

You can keep this gravy for 3-5 days in room temperature or for at least 15 days in refrigerator.

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Other South Indian Kuzhambu varieties that might be of your interest...

Kaaramani Kaara Kuzhambu/Blackeyed beans gravy

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  1. I adore the thick curry with the fragrances of spices and I see that you have combined dhal. Ok,it will be much loved by my other half. With the rest of your recipes I am keeping aside, here's another to the same group.

  2. perfect with hot bowl of rice and it when we all have cold

  3. i tasted this after my marriage when my MIL made priya and that was super yummy and spicy.....this looks fab

  4. Taste awesome with paruppu thovayal!! Well prepared..

  5. looks so spicy dear one of my fav...

  6. very healthy and flavorful kuzhambu variety :) looks delicious priya :)

  7. this is one of the best homemade medicinal food!!! tastes delicious and very healthy.... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  8. மிளகு குழம்பு ..... அருமை. எங்கள் வீட்டில் அடிக்கடி செய்வார்கள்.

    படங்களும் செய்முறையும் அழகாக உள்ளன பாராட்டுக்கள்.

  9. I tried your kulambu sister. Very tasty.. Now a days whenever we caught cold, this is my goto recipe. Stay bkessed

    1. Thank you so much Jasmine for trying it and letting me know... I am so happy you all liked it. Please keep visiting Priyasvirundhu for more n more delightful recipes


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