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Caryn IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 08 September 2011 at 7:14pm | IP Logged
What is sumac?

eclat IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 09 September 2011 at 12:16am | IP Logged
@ Caryn - It is called karkadagachingi in Tamil.  The Chinese stores will have them as lan fu mu or Chinese gall.

Here is the pic that I googled...

Rhus coriaria: Dried sumach fruits dried fruits

Rhus coriaria: Sicilian Sumac infrutescence

Edited by eclat - 09 September 2011 at 12:19am

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malligai Senior Member

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Posted: 12 September 2011 at 2:22am | IP Logged



2  tbs  oil

3  pips  garlic  chopped

1  tbs  ginger  chopped

3  tbs  red  onion  chopped

1  tsp  cumin  seeds

1  cup  tomatoes  chopped

  1 cup  diced  carrots

1  tbs  garam  masala  powder

  1/4 tsp  tumeric  powder

Little  pepper  powder

Salt  to  taste

1  cup  brown  lentils

6  cups  of  water.

Lime  juice  to  taste

Little  coriander  leaves.



Add  oil,  add  in  the  chopped  garlic,  ginger  and  onions.

Saute  well,  add  in  the  cumin  seeds,  stir  fry  well.

Add  in  the  chopped  tomatoes ,  carrots and  stir  fry  well.


Now  add  in  the  tumeric  powder,  and  garam  masala  powder.

Stir  well,  add  in  the  salt ,  pepper  powder   and cleaned  lentils.

Add  in  6  cups  of  water  and  let  it    simmer  for  about  25  minutes.

When  the  lentil  is  cooked  remove,  add  in  lime  juice  to  taste

   Garnish  with  coriander  leaves.

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Edited by malligai - 12 September 2011 at 10:07am

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hopper_ocean IF-Veteran Member

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Posted: 12 September 2011 at 5:37am | IP Logged
Sounds delicious malliga. Thanks for the receipe. Inniki night try panni solluren Tongue
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Posted: 14 September 2011 at 6:01am | IP Logged
Malliga, inniki taan Lentil try panninen. Love it Embarrassed Together i fried some bread and added lemon Big smile

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malligai Senior Member

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Posted: 15 September 2011 at 7:58am | IP Logged
Thanks  for  trying  the  recipe   hopper_ocean.
I  am  glad  that  you  liked  it.
Hope  to  post  more  recipes  soon.  Malligai

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Posted: 19 September 2011 at 6:54am | IP Logged
Mixed vegetable Kolambu


1. Carrot – 1 large

2. Raw banana (Valakkai) – 1 medium size

3. Beans – 10 to 12

4. Brinjal – 1 large or 2 small

5. Yam (karunai kilangu) – kg

6. Cluster beans (Kothavarangai) – 100gms

7. Drumstick – 1

8. Mango (raw) – 1 medium side

9. Curry leaves – 1 twig

10. Tamarind pulp – 2 tbsp (extract the tamarind pulp by soaking tamarind in 4 tbsp of water for 15 to 20 mins) or Yoghurt – cup (optional)

11. Corriander leaves

To Grind:

1. Cumin seeds – 5 tsp,Turmeric powder – 1 tsp, Chilli powder – 1 tsp, Grated coconut – cup or 7 tbsp, 5. Garlic – 7 to 10 pods, Green chilli – 6 or 8 pods


1. Toss all the vegetables in a basin of water, soon after cutting them.

2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter 1 tsp of cumin seeds and curry leaves.

3. Add all the vegetables to it along with salt and 1/2 cup water.

4. Cook the vegetables with the lids on, in medium flame.

5. Grind together the grated coconut, green chillies, garlic and cumin seeds and keep it aside.

6. When the vegetables are half cooked, add the ground mixture and the tamarind pulp and stir it up.

7. Allow it to cook until the vegetables are cooked and have a thick consistency.

8. Check for salt and remove from fire.

9. Serve hot with rice or dosa.


1. If you prefer to add Yoghurt, add it after the vegetables are cooked. Do not allow it to boil along with yoghurt.

2. Tamarind pulp and Mango are unnecessary while adding yoghurt

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migan Cool Viewbie

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Posted: 19 September 2011 at 5:25pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by malligai



Sounds Yum Malligai. will definitely try it.

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