Jeeraga kuzhambu is one of the traditional kuzhambu variety. The rich aroma and flavour of cumin seeds adds a scrumptious taste to the kuzhambu. This is a very simple dish made with onion and garlic. Garlic is optional, we can skip garlic and use only onions also. During fasting days, we can skip both onion and garlic and add fried ladys finger to the kuzhambu. A quick and tasty kuzhambu. Serve this yummy Jeera kuzhambu with plain rice along with a teaspoon of gingelly oil or ghee and enjoy your food!!!


Jeeraga Kuzhambu Recipe | Cumin Seeds Kuzhambu
Jeeraga Kuzhambu Recipe | Cumin Seeds Kuzhambu


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Servings4

Jeeraga Kuzhambu Recipe | Cumin Seeds Kuzhambu
Jeeraga Kuzhambu Recipe | Cumin Seeds Kuzhambu

Ingredients:
Tamarind 1 lemon size
Onion
Garlic Cloves
Cumin Seeds1 tablespoon
Sambar Powder2 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Grated Jaggery1 teaspoon


For Seasoning:
Oil 1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Fenugreek Seeds1/4 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew
Red Chilli1

Method:
  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice and keep it aside. Finely chop the onions and garlic and keep it ready
  2. Heat a pan and add cumin seeds. Dry roast the cumin seeds till they start to crackle. Take this roasted cumin seeds to a mixer and grind it to a nice powder.

  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add fenugreek seeds, broken red chilli along with curry leaves and saute them for few seconds. Add thinly sliced onions along with garlic and a pinch of salt and saute them till they are transparent

  4. When onions turn transparent, add sambar powder and mix well. Then add the tamarind extract and stir well. Keep the flame low and allow the raw smell of the tamarind to go off. Then add ground cumin powder and mix well. 

  5. Again allow the kuzhambu to boil in low flame for another 10 minutes. Finally add grated jaggery and mix well and switch off the flame

  6. Serve the yummy jeeraga kuzhambu and relish with hot plain rice!!!
  7. Jeeraga Kuzhambu Recipe | Cumin Seeds Kuzhambu
    Jeeraga Kuzhambu Recipe | Cumin Seeds Kuzhambu

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