Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sesame seeds tamarind gravy

One of the annoying thing I faced recently is Anonymous comments. Well, often it is a spam , just leaving their url (mostly adult). I wonder perhaps my blog title pulled them from Japan. Better read the blog and leave the comment in English my royal anonymous visitor!
Another type of anonymous, leaving same message not rude but over a period of time, it is frustrating! Ok, I went to look the IP and the county, surprisingly, I saw someone coming from different URL, I followed and landed in Italian site where my whole blog post is scraped without my permission! Shocked , I sent a mail , they removed immediately my blog. Now, I am bringing to your attention. I have noticed many of fellow blogs (which I follow) was spotted in their site. I don't know if the blog owner suggested or they scrapped! Please check if you feel concerned!
foodanddrinks dot sonorika dot com/top/
Please respect others hard work , not easy task to maintaining a food blog and chasing all the unwanted fellows!
I closed the anonymous comments in my blog, just for few days to see the difference. Got my dose of junk!

Today post, the gravy is coming from Tamil recipe book : Mangaiyar Choice -"Samiyal Kalai". I was looking for Foreign language book in my local library and found many Tamil books which I didn't expect! The book contains many chefs collections , recipes were telecasted in Sun TV cookery shows.
The gravy was excellent, perfect for my tongue taste! I followed exactly the recipe. My only modification for next time, it leaves a slight bitter taste - my guess is methi seeds ( I reduce in ingredient below).


Sesame seeds tamarind gravy


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Ingredients:

Tamarind: 1/2 ounce or "key lime "size
Pearl onion: 10 num or 1/2 cup
Garlic: one whole/ peeled
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: few
Mint: few leaves
Salt: according your taste

To toast & grind
Sesame seeds: 1/4 cup

To roast and grind:
Red chilli: 5 num
Coriander seeds- toor dhal- bengal gram: each 1 1/2 tsp
Methi: 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: 5 to 6 leaves


Seasoning:
Gingelly oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Channa dhal/bengal gram: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: few


Method:

First soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water. Or add cold water in tamarind and microwave 30 seconds.
Extract the juice only .

Grind the sesame seeds and masala powder together or separately!

Now start with the seasoning, heat the oil and do the seasoning.
Add the pearl onion and garlic and fry until translucent.
Pour the tamarind extract, turmeric. Let it boil 5 to 8 min in simmer.
Take a cup of water, mix the masala & sesame powders. Stir in tamarind gravy and let it thick ( the gravy will start to be thick quickly) adjust the salt, add the mint leaves.

The original recipe asked to add jaggery but I didn't. If you feel tangy u may add. I suggest not because it was perfect!

I would suggest to add small brinjal which would be excellent!

Sesame seeds tamarind gravy


Sending to Priya who is hosting CWS:Sesame seeds

72 comments:

Ruchikacooks said...

Yum Yum..color is just bright.

Thanks for giving us the info about the blog.

Previously you had the option of Name/URL to leave back a comment. Now it asks me to give a google account or a open ID, so I gave my google id which will redirect you to my main blog :(

Since I am not hosting from blogspot.. But anyday you know where I am. Hope the spam will stop now.

I am flooded with offers to gamble in spam...May be they know it is recession here?

Cynthia said...

Cham that plate with the ingredients is inviting and the finished dish is even more so.

Priya said...

Thanks for this beautiful gravy Cham...superaa irruku, paathathum feel like preparing at home...Thanks for sending to CWS..

lata raja said...

Hey was the Italian some Andrea? I too had a message fully in italian :-( Am ANGRY!!!! too.
Gravy looks lipsmacking :-)

Asha said...

OMG! I am silently suffering the Japanese comment and a anonymous comment at Aroma (not @ FH) for months now, everyday I find atleast 2 comments and deleting it. I will check that out, thanks Cham.

Tamarind gravy is mouthwatering, must try. Yeah, Fenugreek seeds can make anything bitter, got to be careful. As they say, too much of good a thing can be bad! :)

meeso said...

I've been getting a lot of those comments, too... I should close off to those comments... The gravy looks mouthwatering delicious!

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! the curry looks really good...perfect indeed:)

Sujatha said...

Me too.. I get these annoying japanese comments and Anonymous comments almost everyday. Will check out the link Cham!

Sesame seeds gravy.. sounds very similar to Ellu kulambu that I make.. Will try your version soon.. Looks very appetizing!

Sonia said...

So inviting pics Cham! love the presentation and all ingredients. :)

Cham said...

The Japan Anonym targeted all of us I guess!

Usha said...

I am having the same problem Japanese comments everyday, the only reason I did not stop anonymous comments was because otherwise sign in is required and a lot of my friend do not have google id. Maybe I will also try removing anonymous comments for a little while. Will also check out the link you gave.

The sesame tamarind gravy sounds fantastic, great combination !

Malar Gandhi said...

Yes anonymous comments are sick, my dashboard is always flooded with it 'where you live? whom you date' why you rant?' some meeny people keep spaming me...

Good to know that you can find Tamil books/magazines in the library.

Recipe sounds very authentic and nice:)

Vrinda said...

Toatally new gravy with sesame seeds,sounds excellent,i will try it ,may be with jaggery..thanx Cham...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Sesame seeds curry looks very rich and lovely cham. Good that we all love cookery books. I too look for them whenever I get a chance:)
Reg. anonymous comments: Yes dear. I am also getting some frustrating comments in an unknown language. Then a rude person is targeting my goat leg soup and some non veg items with very vulgar words. I am so nervous after reading them. So now I added word verification to the comment section. Now I am not getting them..phew:)

Gita said...

I too have been getting a lot of those annoying comments lately...sad :( On the bright note, its nice to know that you found Tamil cookbooks in your library....I too used to watch that show back in India...great recipe :)

Asha said...

Cham, I just went thru' that site.There are somany blogs listed. I searched for about 5 mins for my blog Aroma and gave up. I just deleted 1 Japanese and 4 anonymous comments again. I saw Aparna's, Rachel's and Siri's blogs there.

Anu said...

Recipe sounds good... Looks so delicious...

SE said...

wow...what a picture...very inviting...curry looks yum...and thanks for the info will check the site, hopefully they have removed others posts !

LG said...

Finished dish looks excellent Cham. Lovely pics.

Madhu said...

Yea.. i too got that japanese comment couple times.. :)
Gravy looks very tasty..i like anything tangy, seasame seeds balances it well and give nice consisitancy as well.

Roopa said...

That indeed looks like a lip smacking gravy :)

aquadaze said...

Yeah even I have got this japanese comment a couple of times, quite irritating.

My MIL makes something very similar, but she does add jaggery in it.

Yours looks so tempting that I am ready to dig in now!!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi cham,
How r u? after a long tie i a coenting in ur blog.Thx for the info me too had a comment in my previous post ,had deleted it.
This gravy luks new to me and luks yum..

Padhu said...

Thank for giving us infomation .I know it is not easy to maintain a blog. Sesame seeds tamarind gravy looks superb .I am a big fan of sesame seeds.Thanks for sharing.

A Homemakers Diary said...

Oh thanks for that info. will check that uRL as well. I love that bright curry. I also use sesame seeds paste but mostly for dry fries. will try your version.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Cham the gravy looks really delicious. We didn't get any comments, but somebody with obsence photo from Japan was adding themselves to our follower list which was coming up in the homepage in google followers and i had to keep on blocking them as they kept adding one after other.

sowmya.s said...

looks really delicious..
and very true about the comments..am also getting lot of irrelevent anonymous comments in my blog...

Sharmilee! :) said...

This sounds yum and new to me, the color looks great Cham!

Divya Vikram said...

Kuzhambu looks delicious Cham!

PJ said...

oh wow, thats bad. You know I have been seeing a lot of anon comments too, mostly harmless but painful neverthless. I thought about forcing openId for comments but I wonder what method wordpress people use to comment (name/URL or openID). Do let me know how this blocking works for you.. I am thinking of going that path too.

Coming back to the recipe: isnt it amazing to find Indian regional books in library! I found some Marathi books and was absolutely thrilled. The gravy looks delicious and very unique.

homecooked said...

Wow...that looks yummy! Love the ingredients that you've plated :) I hope the spammers leave your blog alone! I know it can get pretty frustrating.

jayasree said...

Lipsmacking gravy. Like sesame seeds in gravy.

After getting few annoying comments, I set word verification and moderated comments for posts older than a month. I haven't got any after that.

luckyfatima said...

first time on your blog. recipe looks gorgeous. vaguely similar to the Hyderabadi dish 'mirch ka saalan'. I am gonna try your rec, add brinjals and maybe some slit pakora mirch, too. :-) love the flavor combo of tamarind plus sesame!

Happy Cook said...

I think i am not even clever enough to find out about even if they use my site.
Love the chutney, never ghad tghem but the ingridient list sounds really yumm and it looks so so drooley delcious.

sra said...

I get Japanese, Chinese, Russian, drugs, etc - these are spam, not personal. Your gravy looks wonderful!

Prathibha said...

Hmm even get these kind of anonymos comments..all I jut do is ignore dem..hmm..:)
That gravy looks yummy dear..perfect wid rice to tickle the taste buds,,

Curry Leaf said...

Thanks for the Japan Anonymous info.I too got few anon comments and was wondering about them.The gravy is totally new to me.But yes,it looks like brinjal may be an excellent addition in this.Heary curry indeed.I love both clicks

Akal's Saappadu said...

that should be really annoying !! I understand as I faced this sometime back ( for my beef curry) but it was not a spam.... sometimes I feel like banning the comments from anonymous but what to do, yenga papa-vey anonymous -aa dhaan comment vakkeraaru..so, that will punish all, isn't it?

should find out a way to ban their IPs directly....

gravy -aa paakarthukku vayee oorudhu, I simply love the ellu/puli combination, looks great! nalla muru murrunnu vathal-um sore-kooda saaptaa super-aa irukkum!!! you've made me hungry now, hehehe!!

sari, Priya unakku thothi vittutaangala indha sesame-arama va???? (like confo, brico, ehehe, excuse me for these kadi jokes)

have a nice week end!!!

Aparna said...

This kuzhambu sounds very good. I love the taste of sesame seeds. Shall try this.
Lucky you finding those books in your library. Here I cannot find evn ordinary books in the local library! LOL

Thanks for that info. Looks like my blog is also there!

Bong Mom said...

The anon spams really drive me nuts

I have never had a gravy like this. Looks really good, brinjals in it sounds like a good idea

Happy Cook said...

I was thinking aobut this post and i think i also have sometimes Japanese /Chinese comment, i am sure gonna check them and delete the comments.
I thought it was some who like to cook and didn't know that much english.

Pravs said...

I too was getting these anonymous japanese junk comments and i added word verification. That stopped it for now. So annoying when the comment is there every day for you to delete it.

Gravy looks so colorful and nice.

Gulmohar said...

That's so mean..I mean the Mr/Ms anonymous. Thanks for the link.

This is a new gravy for me. Sure I'll love this tangy and spicy curry :-)thanks Cham

Dershana said...

that kulambu looks romba nice:-)

i've blocked anonymous comments on my blog, so don't have much of a problem. but recently i found a lot of junk charecters with an strange link. i always check before accepting/rejecting a comment, and this one started opening a porn site, whew!!!

Pavithra said...

The gravy is too tempting and i have bookmarked it to try it soon.. really thats mouthwatering.

Pavithra said...

Yeah cham me too couple of month back got so many anon messages simply i removed the anony ...

karuna said...

tht looks sooooooo yuummy. Anything with tamarind makes me drool.....oh and by the way my blogs are a target too, it sucks.
nice recipe once again.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh those anonymous msgs are so disgusting I say... Shall check the url that you have mentioned... Btw its so annoying when something this dirty is done!!!

Anyways the tamarind gravy looks so tempting and I am all drooling over the pic!!!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

kozhambu looks yummy cham.

I also keep getting anonymous comments and it's frustrating!

thanks for letting us know.

Nandini said...

Sorry, I somehow missed this post.
Tangy and mouthwatering kuzhambu!

I also get these annoying adult content advertisements. That's why
I removed the anonymous option but still it continues. I didn't realize that many people are suffering without this option.

notyet100 said...

looks so yummy,..new for me thnks 4 the recipe

Soma said...

I have never seen or heard of this dish. Al the ingredients here have such beautiful flavors and I am really curious to taste how they came together in that wonderful looking bowl!

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Rahin said...

I can imagine the flavors, mouth watering :)

ARUNA said...

Can't wait to try this dish, i have all the ingredients in my kitchen!

Parita said...

Gravy looks very good!

forkbootsandapalette said...

thanks for the info...will chk...i wonder whn this will stop.
sesame seed gravy sounds wonderful...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very new to me,never tried this kuzhambu! Its healthy too!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! very tempting..you have a wonderful space Dear..I'm following you..
(nithubala-recipes.blogspot.com)

foodielover said...

Looks fantastic Cham....this is totally new to me.Super!

Cham,My blog is not connected to my google id, so i am unable to comment here.There is no were i can enter my details(ie., Name and URl option)

Miri said...

I am facing the same problem too - spam comments, often in different languages...sigh

The curry is my favourite with its tamarind base and spices

Ruchikacooks said...

Strawberry penne :)

Our veggies are gone, only winter ones survived.

www.ruchikacooks.com

Laavanya said...

The sesame seeds must make it creamy and rich... very different gravy for me and looks very good.

Uma said...

So OK! I am not alone. I used to get such spam comments too. I removed anonymous from the comment section for a while and now re activated it and also word verification. Now I am not getting those nasty comments.

Coming to the gravy, looks so rich and delicious :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Gravy looks so inviting Cham mouthwatering pic.... yummmmmmmm
Even I am getting those anonymous comment I think 2-3 for a day and just noe i delete 2 in un known language .. thanks for the info dear...

Divya Kudua said...

Hey Cham..I've been getting those anonymous comments too-sometimes Japanese and sometimes with adult content almost on a daily basis.I get around 3-4 comments every day.So sick of it!!

The gravy looks delicious..tangy gravies are my weakness:)

Vaishali said...

Delicious-looking gravy, Cham. Would be perfect with some boiled rice. Yum.

Siri said...

Thank you so much dear Cham. I finally finally got rid of those anonymous comments now. I turned them off too and added 'word verification' for few days and seems like it is working. :)

the gravy looks yummylicious. :)

Ruchikacooks said...

Ada Rama, Biscuitaaa vangi iruntha "thanga mangai" yen ingae irruka, India kku thirumbi poga matten naa yenna? Super aa oru village lae(cdm ee village than) sugama irrupene!

Onnum vangalai, vangara mathiriya irruku angae? Yennachu with you?

Nags said...

that's awesome. a lot like kozhambu but with sesame seeds. must try !

n33ma said...

Looks yummy,reminds me of pineapple gojju.

Pritya said...

Hi Cham, these anonymous posts must be truly putting off. I am glad you are bringing this to notice on your blog. All of us know that it is truly a tedious task to maintain a blog site especially in relation to food and cooking. Its an untold fact that work of any sort should be respected. Bloggers put in some many hours, probably taking away the time from resting or sometimes even from an evening out!
Nice to know how you chanced to flip through this recipe. So glad you are sharing this tangy gravy in the Tamil cookbook with all of us. Sesame in combination with tamarind sounds great. Though I agree with you on the taste being perfect without the addition of jaggery, I have started enjoying a little jaggery in some of my dishes, perhaps due to my learning from Pedatha!

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