|Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe|
Manathakkali vathal - 1/4 cup Onion medium chopped - 2 no Tomato medium chopped - 2 no Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Kuzhambu powder - 2 heaped tbsp ( or Red chilli powder - 2 tsp and Coriander powder - 1 heaped tbsp) Tamarind paste - 1 tsp or tamarind pulp - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water - 3/4 cup
Sesame oil / Gingely oil - 4 tbsp Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Hing / Asafetida - few pinch
|Kulambu recipe chettinad style|
Heat gingely oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and manathakkali vathal, sauté for few seconds.
Add chopped onion, curry leaves and hing, sauté for 1 minute. Add chopped tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are cooked and tender. Lower the pan heat, add turmeric powder, kuzhambu powder and sauté for few seconds.
Now increase pan heat, add tamarind paste, water and salt, bring gravy to boil.
Cover pan with lid, reduce pan heat and simmer gravy for 5 minutes or until gravy slightly thickens and oil floats on the top.
Serve hot manathakkali Kuzhambu with