Oma Kuzhambu (Ajwain)


Ingredients:

Omam (ajwain) – 2 teaspoons

Salt – 2 teaspoons

Tamarind – lemon sized ball

Jaggery – a small piece

Sesame oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon

Channa dal – 1 teaspoon

Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon

Red chilli – 1 (break into halves)

Sambar powder – 3 teaspoons

Hing- ¼ teaspoon

Rice flour – 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves - 10

Method:

  1. Soak tamarind in water for half hour in 2 glasses of water.
  2. Squeeze tamarind with hand & filter the water. (Throw away the squeezed tamarind)
  3. Heat sesame oil in a non-stick kadai.
  4. Add mustard seeds & allow spluttering.
  5. Add fenugreek seeds, omam (ajwain), red chilli, channa dal & fry till fenugreek seeds turn golden brown.
  6. Add sambar powder & fry till brown.
  7. Add the tamarind water, jaggery & salt.
  8. Allow boiling till oil separates.
  9. Mix rice flour to ½ cup of water without lumps.
  10. Add this to the kuzhambu & allow boiling for 5 more minutes.
  11. Garnish with curry leaves & serve hot with rice.




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