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Pepper Gravy Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Pepper Gravy - A quick tasty gravy made with pepper, and other spices which is best for cold & cough! Author: Kalyani Recipe type: Rice/Biryani Cuisine: Indian Serves:  2
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Kalyani


  • Tamarind - lemon sized ball
  • Small onions - 10
  • Garlic cloves - 6 to 8
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - as required

To roast and grind

  • Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper Corns - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Toor Dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1tsp

To temper

  • Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing/ Astofedia - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig



  • In a thick bottomed kadai, heat oil and add the items to roast and grind. Roast everything in low medium flame until nice aroma comes and the mixture turns golden brown. Cool it down.
  • Grind the roasted items in a blender to a smooth paste with little water. Set aside.


  • Keep all the ingredients ready. Chop small onions and garlic. Soak lemon sized tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes and dissolve the tamarind into water. Discard the thick pulp. Keep the tamarind water ready. Heat a kadai with oil. Add all the items listed to temper along with oil. Let mustard seeds cracks.
  • Then add onions. Let the onions turns transparent. Then add tamarind water, ground masala paste, required salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and start boiling the gravy in low medium flame. Allow the gravy to boil until it becomes slightly thick and till oil has separated from the edges of the pan. It may take at least 15 minutes. Switch off the flame once done.