My mom makes this spicy,tangy Milagu kuzhambu whenever we come back home from a trip or vacation. The reason behind this is that we used to be tired from travel & from all those restaurant foods, this ‘kuzhambu’ is considered as a cleansing food. There are no vegetables involved, no onion/garlic , no extra spices. A very simple south indian style ‘pachadi’ (similar to yogurt based Raita with a Tadka) & a pappad (preferrably sutta appalam) are served as side dishes. This kuzhambu is a very common recipe in Tamil Brahmin community. Especially for nursing mothers we serve this kuzhambu along with kootu (vegetable+moongdal based gravy) and it is believed to be medicinal food,light for their tummy too.During rainy days or when we have severe cold/cough this simple curry is the best medicine.
The following measurement serves two people. Kindly adjust measurements accordingly. Also I haven’t added jaggery but adding tiny bit of jaggery at the end will definitely elevate the taste. Also ‘Curry Leaf’ is an essential ingredient and unfortunately today i didn’t have any leaves in stock so I didn’t add but please add it while preparing Tadka.