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Milagu Kuzhambu / Black Pepper Curry

Black Pepper has so much of medicinal values. I had sever cold and cough last week. I felt bored of having pepper rasam daily. I got this Milagu Kuzhambu recipe from one of my friends and I tried this. It came out so good and I felt so much relieved from my cough after having this :). Here is the recipe for this simple Milagu Kuzhambu..

Time of Preparation : 30 minutes
Spice level : 4 out of 5


  • Pearl Onions – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic – 1 whole
  • Sesame oil – to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind – lemon size

To Grind:

  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 4
  • Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Toor dhal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 strings

For Seasoning:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a tsp of oil, roast all the ingredients needed to grind.
  2. Let them cool and grind it to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds followed by the asafoetida.
  4. Add the onions and fry till they become translucent.
  5. Add the garlic cloves and fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the turmeric powder followed by the ground masala and fry for another 2 minutes.
  7. Take extract from the tamarind and add the tamarind juice and salt and let it boil till the oil seperates.
  8. Serve hot with rice and papad.


  • It can be refrigerated for many days and can be used when needed.
  • It makes the body heat. So we should not have it often.

One Comment

  1. wow…this is lip smacking good & irresistible!!!