Friday, 14 April 2017

Orange Peel Kuzhambu Recipe | Orange Tholi Gojju Recipe

Orange Kuzhambu Recipe | Orange Recipe


Fruit peel or outer skin of the fruit is a protective covering in fruits. Besides protecting the fruit some of them like orange peel holds health benefiting constituents.It will be shocking for you to know that orange peel has about four times more fiber in it than the actual orange itself. Before we understand the health benefits of orange peel and steps of how to prepare this recipe, i would want you to make sure you either select organic oranges or get less chemical prone oranges.

Orange peel contain many types of flavonids and phytonutrients, in addition it is rich in various pectins,minerals,vitamins and fibre. They help in weight loss, relieves from respiratory problem,good lung cleanser,improves oral health, has cancer fighting properties and fights infection of cold and flu.This recipe is very simple with only few ingredients, easy to make and tastes awesome. Orange peel will not taste bitter at all as we add jaggery in this. Absolute yummy kuzhambu which can be taken along with rice, idly, dosa, chappathi and excellent combination for curd rice.





Orange Peel Kuzhambu|Orange Tholi Gojju

Recipe Cuisine: Tamilnadu |  Recipe Category: Gravy
Prep Time:  7 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins     |  Serves: 3 - 4


ORANGE PEEL - 2 MEDIUM ORANGE
TAMARIND WATER - LEMON SIZE
TURMERIC POWDER - 1/4 TSP
SALT - TO TASTE
JAGGERY - 1 TBLSPN
CHILLI POWDER - 1 TSP

TEMPERING
OIL - 2 TBLSP
MUSTARD - 1/2 TSP
GREEN CHILLI - 3 NOS
CURRY LEAVES - FEW


METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1.Take the orange peel from orange, wash it well and cut them into small squares


Orange Kuzhambu Recipe , Orange Recipe

2.Heat the pan and add oil, once oil is hot add items under tempering(mustard seed has to splutter before adding green chilli). I forgot to add curry leaves in this stage so added it later, but you add it in this stage


Orange Kuzhambu Recipe , Orange Recipe

3.Then add the orange peel and fry it nicely for 5 mins in oil till the colour changes.Add the tamarind water extracted.
Orange Kuzhambu Recipe , Orange Recipe

4.Add turmeric powder,salt,chilli powder and jaggery(add enough according to orange peel, as this is the key ingredient which takes out the bitter taste of orange peel)

Orange Kuzhambu Recipe , Orange Recipe

5.Allow it to boil until the raw smell of tamarind goes and oil starts to separate from the gravy.This will take about 10 to 15 mins on medium flame. 


Orange Kuzhambu Recipe , Orange Recipe

6.Serve it hot with rice along with Kootu

Note:
  • For any tamarind kuzhambu you have to allow it to cook nicely until the raw smell of tamarind goes. From my trial and error i understood that we have to keep the flame/temperature of the stove inbetween low and medium(If that option is not there keep in medium) for the tamarind to cook well and oil to separate above the kuzhambu.
  • Green chilli should only be used as this gives really nice flavour and taste to the recipe. If you need very spicy add one more green chilli
  • If you dont have jaggery you can replace it with sugar, but jaggery has health benefits so try to use it and get benefited.
  • To increase the quantity you can double all the ingredients

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