Ellu Kuzhambu (Sesame seeds kuzhambu)


Ingredients
:
Ellu (sesame seeds) - 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves - 10
Small onions – 1 cup
Turmeric powder - ¼ teaspoon
Tamarind – lemon sized ball
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Tempering:
Sesame oil – 3 tablespoon
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds – ¼ teaspoon
Roast & Grind:
Sesame oil - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Channa dal – 2 teaspoons
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 10

Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Method:
  1. Prepare tamarind extract soaking lemon sized tamarind in 2 glasses of water approx.
  2. In a flat pan roast the ingredients mentioned under roast & grind to golden brown in a teaspoon of sesame oil
  3. In the same pan dry roast sesame seeds until they splutter.
  4. Allow the roasted ingredients to cool down and grind to fine powder.
  5. Heat sesame oil in a deep pan, add mustard seed & fenugreek seeds, fry till mustard splutters & fenugreek seeds turn golden brown.
  6. Add small onions, curry leaves & fry till golden brown (approx a min or 2).
  7. Add tamarind extract along with turmeric powder & salt, allow boiling for until raw smell vanishes (for approx. 5 to 7 mins)
  8. Add the ground powder & allow boiling for a further minute or 2.
  9. Serve hot with rice & ghee.







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