Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe

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 Vatha Kuzhambu is a tasty and authentic vegetarian side dish from Tamilnadu, South India. This vathal Kulambu is usually served as a side dish with steamed rice for lunch and dinner

Soya Chunks / Meal Maker Curry

YIELD

4 people

TYPE

Veg Curry

TIME

40 minutes

LEVEL

Medium

STEP

1

In a pan with medium heat, add chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, dry red chili, coriander seeds, and roast until it turns aromatic and crisp. Make sure not to burn them which alters the taste and flavor of the curry

STEP

2

Transfer it to the blender and grind it to a fine powder. Reserve the powder for later use

STEP

3

In a pan with medium heat, pour 1 tbsp of oil and add sundakkai vathal( dried turkey berries). Roast the vathal until it turns crispy and reserve for later use(you could also deep fry the vathal in oil)

STEP

4

In the same pan add ¼ cup of oil and sizzle the mustard, fenugreek, and cumin seeds

STEP

5

Add onions, garlic, curry leaves and saute until the onion turns soft

STEP

6

Now add the tomatoes and saute until it turns mushy

STEP

7

Add turmeric, chili, coriander powder, vatha kuzhambu podi, and give a good mix

STEP

8

Now pour the water and mix well

STEP

9

Close the pan with the lid and allow it to boil for 5 to 7 minutes

STEP

10

Now open the lid and add the diluted tamarind water, fried Sundaikkai vathal, jaggery powder, and give a good mix

STEP

11

Simmer the heat and cook the curry until it leaves oil on its sides. Now the delicious Sundaikkai Vathal Kuzhambu is ready for you to taste and enjoy

STEP

12

Serve this delicious Sundakkai Vatha Kuzhambh/Kara Kuzhambu with hot white rice, appalam, and fryums