Thaalagam is a delicious, traditional, healthy and mouthwatering tangy gravy with the flavours of roasted coconut, sesame and freshly ground spices. Its is traditionally made with Seven or Nine vegetables.The preparation method varies from place to place. Apart from making it on Thiruvadirai , In our place this Kuzhambu is made with Yellow Pongal rice in the Tamil month of Aadi..
- Pre time: 15 mins
- Cooking time: 20 mins
- Serves: 5
Ingredients needed for Thaalagam:
- Yellow pumpkin, Potato, Drumstick, Ash gourd, Brinjal, Broad beans, Taro root, Sweet potato, Carrot, Cucumber etc.,
- Tamarind juice extracted from a Lemon size Tamarind 500 ml
- Green chillis 2
Heat 1 tb spoon of oil and roast the following to golden brown:
- Coriander seeds 2 tb spoons
- Chana dal 2 tea spoons
- Urad dal 3 tea spoons
- Raw rice 2 tea spoons
- Black sesame 5 tea spoons
- Red chillies 7 or 8
- A small piece of Hing
Transfer the roasted stuff to a bowl and dry roast 1 cup of grated coconut till the colour changes to golden brown keeping the flame medium.
Grind all the roasted items together to paste with water and keep aside.
How to make Thaalagam Kuzhambu?
Boil all the vegetables & green chillies with water in a broad pan. When they are cooked add the Tamarind juice. Add salt and turmeric powder. Let them boil till the raw smell goes.
Add the ground paste and curry leaves and mix well. When the kuzhambu thickens saute it with mustard seeds in sesame oil.
The mixed flavours of vegetables, with roasted coconut and sesame gives heavenly taste to relish...