So, what should she make to make it special? I told her to make one of my all time favourite Iyengar dish and this is something that forms a classic combination with that.
1 tbsp Urad Dal
1 tsp Pepper Corns
A Handful of Curry Leaves
2-3 Red Chillies
1 tsp Oil
2 tbsp Tamarind Paste (more or less according to taste)
Salt to taste
For the tempering:
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
7-8 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Oil
Heat the oil and fry the urad dal. When it begins to turn brown, add the pepper, curry leaves, red chillies and take it off the stove.
Grind this to a paste in a mixer.
Add water to this paste and bring it to a boil after adding the tamarind paste and salt.
Heat the teaspoon of oil in a small kadhai and add the urad dal. When it turns brown, add the curry leaves and add to the kuzhambu.
I love this preparation with rice and paruppu usli or the other dish which I am about to post. The combination of these three things and rice is like taking a Thalys to heaven.