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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Chettinad Drumstick dried anchovies curry

Dry anchovies 20 cleaned and washed
Drumstick 2 cut into 1 inch pieces
Onion chopped 1
Tomato chopped 1
Garlic 10 pods
Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp
Fennel seeds ½ tsp
Homemade vadagam 1 tsp
Curry leaf 1 sprig
Tamarind extract 2 tbsp
Curry powder (kulambu milagai podi) 1 ½ tbsp
Salt and oil as required
1.      In a pan add oil, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, vadagam,curry leaf, onion and garlic pods.
2.      Saute well and anchovies.toss well
3.      Add drumstick and tomato pieces and saute till tomato gets mashed
4.      Add ¼ cup of water and cook till drumstick is done
5.      Add curry powder,tamarind extract and water
6.      Once it starts boiling adjust salt
7.      Allow it to boil for 5 minutes
8.      Turn off flame
Serve it after 2 hours
Tastes good the next day

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