Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu) | How to make Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu)

By Jayanthy Asokan  |  5th Mar 2018  |  
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Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu)by Jayanthy Asokan
  • Prep Time

    5

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  • Cook Time

    60

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  • Serves

    5

    People

2

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About Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu) Recipe

Pepper Gravy is made mainly with pepper corns, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, onion, garlic sautéed and blended. Blended mixture are sautéed with Gingely oil, little onion, tomato, tamarind extract added with sambhar powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. All the ingredients combined with proportion and cooked slowly on a low flame gives a perfect Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu). It can be served with hot plain rice.

Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu)

Ingredients to make Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu)

  • pepper corns 4teaspoon
  • fenugreek seed 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cummin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • onion 1
  • garlic 3 cloves
  • curry leaves 2 sprigs
  • oil 1/2 teaspoon
  • All the above to be roasted, sautéed and blended.
  • onion 1/4
  • tomatoes chopped 2
  • tamarind extract 3/4 cup
  • water 1 cup
  • Gingely oil 3 tablespoon
  • mustard seed 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sambhar powder 1 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • asafoetida powder 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste

How to make Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu)

  1. INGREDIENTS FOR ROASTING, SAUTEEING AND BLENDING.
  2. HEAT A PAN ON A MEDIUM FLAME AND DRY ROAST PEPPER CORNS, CUMIN SEEDS AND FENUGREEK SEEDS.
  3. TO THE ROASTED SPICES ADD A TEASPOON OF OIL AND ADD ONIONS, GARLIC AND CURRY LEAVES. SAUTE A MINUTE.
  4. SWITCH OFF THE FLAME AND LET IT COOL.
  5. TO THE SAME PAN, ADD GINGELY OIL ON A MEDIUM FLAME.
  6. ADD MUSTARD SEEDS AND URAD DHAL. LET IT SPLUTTER.
  7. ADD ASAFOETIDA POWDER, LITTLE ONION AND GARLIC CLOVES.SAUTE FOR FEW MINUTES.
  8. ADD CHOPPED TOMATOES AND SAUTE.
  9. GRIND THE COOLED SAUTÉED MIXTURE IN A BLENDER.
  10. ADD LITTLE WATER AND GRIND TO FINE PASTE AS SHOWN.
  11. ADD THE PEPPER CORN PASTE TO THE MIXTURE IN THE PAN AND SAUTE WELL.
  12. ADD SAMBHAR POWDER, TURMERIC POWDER AND SALT TO TASTE.
  13. ADD ONECUP OF THICK TAMARIND EXTRACT.
  14. LET IT BOIL FOR A MINUTE. TO IT ADD ONE CUP OF WATER. MIX WELL.
  15. WHEN IT STARTED TO BOIL, COVER THE PAN WITH A LID AND REDUCE THE FLAME.
  16. AFTER FIVE MINUTES GIVE A STIR AND AGAIN COOK TILL IT'S DONE.
  17. WHEN IT'S DONE OIL STARTS TO FLOAT ON TOP. TRANSFER IT TO A SERVING DISH.
  18. GRANDMA'S PEPPER CORN GRAVY (MILAGU KOLAMBU) IS READY TO SERVE WITH HOT RICE.
  19. SPICY, SLIGHTLY TANGY PEPPER CORN GRAVY (MILAGU KOLAMBU) IS ENRICHED WITH ALL MEDICINAL VALUE.

Reviews for Grandma's Pepper Gravy (Milagu kolambu) (1)

Hema Mallik7 months ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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