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Milagu Kuzhambu | Pepper Kuzhambu

Milagu Kuzhambu
Black Pepper is a popular spice in South India. It has lot of medicinal uses. Indian Spices are dry roasted and freshly ground for this kuzhambu which gives more flavour and unique taste. No onion No garlic and No tomato is used in the preparation. Serve this pepper kuzhambu with rice and papad. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Pepper Kuzhambu | Milagu Kuzhambu.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Yields: 3 servings.
Pepper Kuzhambu

Table 1: To dry roast and grind
Chana dal | Kadalai paruppu1 tsp
Urad dal | Ulutham paruppu1 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam1 tsp
Coriander seeds | Dhaniya2 tsp
Black Pepper | Milagu1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds | Vendhayam1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves4-6
Red Chillies2

Table 2:
Sesame Oil2 tsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves4-6
TamarindLemon Size

  • Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned in table 1 and grind it into smooth paste by adding enough water in blender | Mixie.
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  • Soak tamarind in hot water and extract tamarind juice. Discard seeds and fibres.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and curry leaves. When mustard splutters, add ground mixture followed by tamarind juice.
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  • Allow the kuzhambu to boil and simmer for 5 mins.
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Milagu Kuzhambu | Pepper Kuzhambu
Milagu Kuzhambu | Pepper Kuzhambu

Adjust pepper and red chilly to your taste.
In order to get very thick kuzhambu, dry roast and grind 1 or 2 tsp of rice along with other spices.


  1. I love the flavors especially black pepper. Made pepper rasam two days back. Will certainly give a try to this awesome pepper curry.

  2. Wow! Excellent recipe Nithya.. Perfect side dish with rice :-)

  3. Love this spicy and healthy kuzhambu any time... one appalam and little white rice with this milagu kuzhambu will make my day...

  4. Prefect kuzhambu for this rainy season,fingerlicking gravy definitely.

  5. healthy and flavorful kulambu....kulambu with gingelly oil & rice combo is just heavenly and makes me mouthwatering...

  6. Lovely Kuzhambu!! seems perfect for winters...


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