Molagu vellam or milagu vellam is a typical Palghat Iyer dish which is very simple in making.If we are having curd we can make this curry with in few minutes. Milagu means pepper. Vellam means water. It’s a concoction of pepper curd and water. This curry is very good after delivery. I learnt this recipe from my husband’s grand mother. I used to make this very often . Milagu vellam is little spicy in taste. We need not add any vegetable in this curry. This is one of the favourite curry of my husband. Let us see how to make this easy dish.
Preparation time approx 15 minutes.
- 1 cup thick curd
- 1 1/2 tbsp pepper corns or as per your taste.
- 6 to 7 red chillies. or as per your taste.
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
- salt to taste.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil or sunflower oil.
- 1 tsp mustard seeds.
- 3 tbso chopped curry leaves
- 1 small red chilly
In a kadai add a drop of oil. Fry the pepper and red chillies.Take care it should not burn.
Take out and cool this. Using a mixer jar grind fried pepper and red chilles smoothly adding little water. Make a paste of this.
Heat a pan. Add oil. When it is hot add mustard seeds.Add chopped curry leaves and 1 small red chilly. Fry this now add the pepper red chilly paste. Add turmeric powder.
Fry this till the water evaporates and it should become thick paste.
Churn curd without lumps.
Mix the curd and 1/2 to 1 cup of water . Add this to the pepper red chilly paste. Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding water or little more curd.. Keep the stove on medium. Keep on stirring the gravy otherwise curd may split. When the gravy become hot or boiled switch off the stove. Now add the salt and mix well.
Serve with rice.