Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sukku Kuzhambu | Dry Ginger Kuzhambu

Sukku or dry ginger is good for digestion.Its comfort  for cold and cough. This tangy sukku kuzhambu is perfect papad or any kootu.


Onion                        1 medium

Tomato                      1 medium

Sukku/Dry Ginger    1 middle finger size

Garlic                         6 -7 pods

Sambar powder         1 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric powder       1/4 tsp

Fenugreek Seeds       1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds          1 tsp

Tamarind                  Small lemon size

Curry Leaves          1 -2 Strands

Salt to taste


Extract tamarind juice and dilute with water to make it 1 to 1 1/2 cups.

Dry roast the sukku in a pan and let it cool down. Once cool down blend it in a blender and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds ,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Once splutter add garlic and fry for 2 minutes.

Now add onion and cook til it translucent.

Add tomato , turmeric powder and some salt. Cook till tomato turns mushy.

Add sambar powder , tamarind juice and required amount water and salt.Let it boil until it reaches thick   consistency.

Simmer the flame ,add sukku powder and let it boil for a minute and switch off the flame.

Serve it with rice or with Idli dosa.


If become too spicy add few drops sesame oil to the gravy.


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