Marundhu kuzhambu/medicinal curry Recipe

Marundhu kuzhambu, also known as medicinal curry, is a traditional South Indian dish known for its health benefits. It is made with a blend of medicinal herbs and spices that aid digestion and boost immunity. The curry is prepared by cooking tamarind pulp with a mixture of roasted spices, herbs, and jaggery. It has a tangy and slightly sweet taste, making it a perfect accompaniment to rice. Marundhu kuzhambu is often consumed during the monsoon season to prevent common ailments.

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Ingredients for Marundhu kuzhambu/medicinal curry Recipe

  • 0.33 Lemon Sized Tamarind
  • 0.33 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • 0.33 teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 0.33 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 0.17 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 0.67 tablespoon Grated Coconut
  • 0.33 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 0.33 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • as required A Few Curry Leaves
  • 0.67 Dried Red Chilies
  • 0.17 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as required Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Marundhu Kuzhambu/medicinal Curry Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp.
  • STEP 2.Dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and black peppercorns.
  • STEP 3.Grind the roasted spices along with grated coconut and jaggery to make a fine paste.
  • STEP 4.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and dried red chilies.
  • STEP 5.Add the tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, and salt.
  • STEP 6.Simmer the curry for 10-15 minutes until the raw smell of tamarind disappears.
  • STEP 7.Add the ground spice paste and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add vegetables like drumsticks, brinjal, or pumpkin to enhance the flavor and nutrition of the curry.
  • Adjust the jaggery and spice levels according to your taste preferences.
  • Store the leftover curry in the refrigerator and consume within 2-3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Marundhu kuzhambu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the curry before serving and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve the curry with steamed rice and a side of papad or pickle for a wholesome meal.
Nutrition
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67
calories per serving
4 g Fat3 g Protein4 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    4g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    4g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    4g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    4g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    169mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    173mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    24mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    3mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    45mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    71mg
  • Selenium
    2mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp