Hot milagu kolambu/pepper gravy – Winter special


Small Onion -10 to 15 cut into pieces
Garlic – 10 cut into pieces
Tamarind water extracted from a small lemon size tamarind
Salt to taste

For Roasting and Grinding:

Coriander Seeds -3 tblspoon
Urad Dal -1 tblspoon
Channa Dal -1 tblspoon
Pepper- 3 tblspoon
Raw Rice – 1 tblspoon

Oil- 2 tblspoon
Mustard seeds -1 tspoon
Cumin seeds -1 tspoon
Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tspoon
Curry leaves


Heat oil in a kadai.Add all the roasting items and roast in medium flame till golden brown. Remove it to a plate and let it cool down. Now grind it into a smooth paste by adding some water in a mixer.

Heat oil in a kadai.Add small onions and garlic and fry well.
Now add the ground masala and mix well
Pour in tamarind water and add some more water. Mix well. Add required salt.

Bring it to a boil.Cover and cook in sim for 30 mins.

Meanwhile heat oil in a pan add mustard,cumin,fenugreek and curry leaves.mix well and then pour this to the boiling gravy. Mix well.

Serve hot with white rice.

Author: Saranya

I’m HomeMaker and a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I have 6 yrs of IT experience with Accenture and IGATE and currently taken break to take care of my little one. I have an interest towards home made ancient recipes which is very healthy for kids and adults and hence started preparing all those at home and thought of sharing the same with all parents.

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