Chettinad masala kuzhambu a spicy side dish which pairs well with breakfasts and rice. Any veggies of your choice can be added. 

What you need:
1/2 cup – Raw Banana
2 nos – Brinjal
10 nos – Small onions /Shallots
5 nos – Garlic cloves
1 no – Bay leaf
1/2 inch – Cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp – Fennel seeds
1 tsp – Red Chilly powder
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt as reqd
Coriander leaves
1 sprig – Curry leaves

To be gound to smooth paste:
1/4 cup – Coconut
1 tsp – Fennel seeds
3 nos – Dry red chillies
1 tbsp – Coriander seeds
1 no – Onion (sauted)
1 no – Tomato (sauted)

How to make:
Heat oil in a kadai, add bay leaf, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and fry add curry leaves, shallots, garlic and saute well. Add veggies mix well add cup of water, salt and cook for 4 – 5 mins.

Add the paste to the veggies, red chilly powder and cook till gravy thickens in medium heat add water if reqd.

Switch off the stove add coriander leaves and serve hot Chettinad masala kuzhambu with rice!!


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