This is my way of making Eral kuzhambu without coconut paste but with a variety of vegetables such as drumstick,raw banana n potatoes..goes well with Plain rice n boiled egg.. For seasoning, i used vadagam which give a special aroma n replace mustarseed n split black gram to kuzhambu,its usually made by the elders of the family who know very well. They make it every year in summer when the sun is hot and the onions are cheap. Its serves for a whole year. Vadagam was made basically with Onions,garlic,curryleaves n spices.It giva a special aroma to Keerais n kuzhambu.
|10 nos||Raw banana|
|5 nos||Drumstick pieces|
|1 no||Tamarind (lime size)|
|2 T||Dhania powder|
|1½ tsp||Red chilli (crushed)|
|3 tsp||Gingelly oil|
|Salt (as per taste)|
|5 nos||Curry leaves|
Grind the tamarind with tomatoes with 1/2 cup of warm water…make it as thick paste..
clean the shrimp in cold water n keep aside..cut the onions as cubes..heat oil in a kadai n splutter vadakkam..add the garlic n onion, fry it until it turns transparent, add drumsticks,raw bannana pieces..now add the shrimp put the stove in low flame..this will cook the shrimp…
Pour the ground paste in strainer..Now add 1 1/2 cup of water to the tamarind n tomatoes paste. add salt, dhania powder n red chilli powder with the tamarind n tomato juice , add this to the shrimp n keep the heavy flame..once its boil for the first time add the potatoes pieces to this gravy..cover n let it cook for 10 minutes…once potatoes r cooked..put off the stove.
Serve it with rice and boiled egg.
Very easy to make without coconut paste…Taste will be awesome too…
To give more taste to this kuzhambu, can grind shrimps head n strain it..add this with the tamarind n tomatoe thick paste while adding water..