PORICHA KUZHAMBU / PORITA KUZHAMBU / PORICHA KUZHAMBU MIX

poricha kuzhambu mix

poricha kuzhambu mix

Poricha Kuzhambu …??a yummy one pot meal with mixed vegetables and lentils, prepare the powder ahead and save time of roasting and grinding every time .Poricha Kuzhambu / Porita Kuzhambu ,  a classic Tambram dish from Tamilnadu , a preferred dish for the days when elaborate cooking is not called for yet a satisfying meal is done all in a pot / pressure cooker or on a stove top in a pan . A Delicious blend of aromatic southern spices, sharp taste of peppercorns , cumin and aroma from roasted udad dal and the spice from red chillies all come together with cooked dal and a mix of vegetables . So what more do you need to complete the meal of lentils, vegetables and steamed rice ? A crispy rice appalam/ arisi appalam is all you need to devour the dish .

It has always been my preferred meal when I decide to eat more steamed rice as this poricha kuzhambu will taste at its best with only rice . I  skip making the daily sambar or kuzhambu when I opt for poricha kuzhambu . Two dishes that I cook very often and when I have some assorted lone vegetables in the basket is  the avial, or poricha kuzhambu . It is tough to chose between the two as both are very flavorful and filling . Depending on the choice of vegetables I decide .

As I make it pretty often , I need to quicken my cooking too , so I prepare a stock of poricha kuzhambu podi, which is all pre roasted, ground  , stored in an airtight container .and one needs to just add the quantity needed with or without coconut .

I have given below in the video  a recipe for a bulk mix , and you need to measure out the tbsp needed to make your poricha kuzhambu .

To prepare a travel mix :

Add coconut milk powder to the mix and roasted fried gram dal powder ( to replace cooked dal ) to the prepared kuzhambu powder , some dry roasted curry leaves and roasted tempering of mustard seeds, chana dal , red chillies , also to the mix , simply add required mix to the vegetables, microwave or pressure cook . helpful for travellers, bachelors and even at home to save time .

Store the prepared mix in airtight container , will stay good for a month and longer if coconut milk powder is not added to the mix for home use , but for travellers and bachelors living out of home , this is a good mix to prepare and carry with them on their trips .

For a traveller...

Just add the prepared Poricha Kuzhambu mix to a cup of assorted vegetables,little water , salt ,  microwave or pressure cook ., add salt . Enjoy with steamed rice..??

You can scale up in proportion to make a bulk mix of this powder to save time of roasting and grinding the powder every time you want to make poricha kuzhambu .

poricha kuzhambu mix / poricha kuzhambu

Check out the quick video to understand the process. In the video I have used more quantity of each ingredient as i have prepared the poricha kuzhambu mix in advance and will use only 1-2 tsp or as needed every time .

poricha kuzhambu podi

 

 

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PORICHA KUZHAMBU / PORITA KUZHAMBU / PORICHA KUZHAMBU MIX
Poricha Kuzhambu ...yummy one pot meal with mixed vegetables and lentils, prepare the powder ahead and save time of roasting and grinding every time .Poricha Kuzhambu / Porita Kuzhambu ,  a classic Tambram dish from Tamilnadu , a preferred dish for the days when elaborate cooking is not called for yet a satisfying meal is done all in a pot / pressure cooker or on a stove top in a pan ,
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a pan add some sesame oil , roast the udad dal, pepper,rice, cumin seeds , a pinch of asafoetida powder , till aromatic along with red chillies till they become crisp. This step can be skipped if you have already prepared the poricha kuzhambu powder in advance .
  2. allow the roasted ingredients to become cool, then powder them in a mixie and keep aside till needed .
  3. grind coconut separately , keep aside .
  4. add some chopped vegetables to a cooker pan, add little water, turmeric powder, salt and some curry leaves.
  5. add 1-2 tsp of the prepared powder . Mix well . add some cooked toor dal about 1/2 cup , mix well .
  6. close cooker , and allow to cook till 3 whistles .
  7. when pressure has subsided, gently stir, add ground coconut paste , add more curry leaves, add little more water if needed, allow to boil gently for a minute . add little more poricha kuzhambu powder if needed .
  8. add the tempering of mustard seeds, red chillies, chana dal in sesame oil and pour over the prepared poricha kuzhambu , check for salt and make adjustments .
  9. enjoy with steamed rice and appalam .
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