Vatha kuzhambu

Ingredients


Tamarind (puli) - size of lemon
Mustard - 1 teaspoon
Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu) - 1 tablespoon
Urid dhal (ulutham paruppu) - 1 tablespoon
Thoor dhal (thuvaram paruppu) - 1 tablespoon
Vendhayam (fenu greek) - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilly - 6
Kuzhambu podi - 2 tablespoon
Gingely oil (nallennai) - 6 tablespoon
Asafoetida powder
Salt - 2 teaspoon


Preparation



  1. Prepare 2 tumblers of tamarind water by thoroughly sqeezing tamarind in water
  2. Heat gingely oil in a pan
  3. Add asafoetida and mustard. Allow mustard to burst
  4. Add bengal gram, urid dhal, thoor dhal, chilly, vendhayam and fry till they turn red
  5. Add kozhambu podi in the pan
  6. Add the tamarind water
  7. Boil for 10 minutes
  8. Add curry leaves and turn off the stove
Drumstick vathakuzhambu : Add chopped drumstick and boil along with tamarind (Step 6 above)

Sundakkai (or) manathakkaali vatha kuzhambu : Fry any one of these in a separate pan, with a teaspoon of gingely oil. Add this along with curry leaves as a final step.

Brinjal (or) ladies finger vatha kuzhambu :  Add any one of this in step 4 above and fry along with them.

11 comments:

  1. we don't use drumstick in thaligai

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  2. Strictly speaking we don't use Onions!

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  3. You must be stupid not to use onions. you dont know what you are missing out in life. you boring person.

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    1. Am sure the person knows what he/she is actually benefitting from life!! BTW, it's you that's missing the 'meaning' of life, leave alone missing out things in life, you superficial being!! And oh, hope you get to learn what life actually is and then go get some of it! OK?! Atta boy/girl...whatever!

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    2. oru saadahrna vath kozhambu ku sanda podadheenga pa. !! cha.

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  4. Iyengar authentic sapaad without all tapsic and rajasic food is simply divine....Hail the sathwik food!!

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  5. thks...I tried on this basis and was perfect.

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  6. Superb taste !Please do post more recipes...

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  7. Hello Mam, Very nice and useful information on all recipes. Thanks for your kainkaryam its helps us a lot. I am living in USA I normally use Tamarind paste so pl tell me how much amount paste I can use to prepare this?

    Adiyen

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  8. Hello Mam, Very nice and useful information on all recipes. Thanks for your kainkaryam its helps us a lot. I am living in USA I normally use Tamarind paste so pl tell me how much amount paste I can use to prepare this?

    Adiyen

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    1. Hello sir, Haven't tried with paste. Prepare 2 tumblers of tamarind water using 1 spoon of paste first. Then change this proportion next time according to result.

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