Vatha Kulambu(2)






 Ingredients :

Vatral -- sundakkai / manatha thakkali --  2 tbsp
Tamarind juice -- 1 cup
Sesame oil -- 3 tbsp
Jaggery -- 1/2 tsp , powdered
Salt -- to taste
Turmeric powder -- < 1/4 tsp

For seasoning :
Mustard seeds -- 1 tsp
Hing -- a big pinch
Curry leaves -- a sprig
Channa dal -- 1 tbsp

To grind :

Coriander seeds -- 1 tbsp
Channa dal -- 1 tbsp
Thuvar dal -- 3/4 tbsp
Pepper corns -- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies -- 3 nos.
Fenugreek seeds -- < 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -- a sprig

Onion -- 1/2 no, chopped
else
Shallots -- 5 nos, small 

** Roast the onions in a tsp of oil for 2 minutes /until it turns translucent .

Method :
  • Roast the ingredients one by one from the table " to grind " using a tsp of oil to light golden colour and let it cool. Now grind this along with th eroasted onions to a fine paste adding very little water and keep aside.
  • Now heat the kadai with 2 tbsp of oil and do the seasoning with the mustard seeds ,curry leaves and channa dal. Add the hing also. Now drop in the vatral ( sundakkai / manath athakkali ) and fry in the hot oil for a minute over medium flame.
  • Pour in the tamarind juice and add the turmeric powder , salt and the jaggery. Let the mixture comes to a rapid boil. Add the ground wet paste now and combine well. Add , may be half a cup of water, if the kulambu is thick. Cover the pan and let the kulambu cooks in the medium low flame for another 6 to 8 minutes. By the time, the raw smell of the masala would have gone and the oil would start leaving the sides. 

Notes :
  • Some may add urad dal , mustard seeds and rice to the vatral kulambu masala.
  • Most of them, dry roast the ingredients given for vatral kulambu masala , grind to a fine powder and add them atlast instead of adding as paste. 
  • whatever may be the method,  end of the day, it all gonna taste the same.
  • Adding onions  gives volume to the kulambu and brings some sweetness too.
Happy eating guys,
Shanavi

33 comments:

  1. Woww.. .Classic and delicious recipe.. looks inviting dear !!

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  2. Vatral kozhumbu is looking absolutely tasty and tangy with all the manathakkali vatral floating on top.

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  3. The vatrals swimming on the gravy makes my mouth to water. Huh.

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  4. Slurp, kuzhambu looks absolutely divine, mouthwatering here..

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  5. Yummy yum... Bookmarked this one as I've been searching for a simple recipe ...thanks for sharing:)
    Reva

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  6. this be the best dish on my list of dishes - super tempting bowl you got there! Now sutta appalam, and some paruppu thogayal and perhaps some vazhakai vadhakal curry - what say you? and I book my plane to dallas :)

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  7. your first click i tempting me to try it right now...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடித்த குழம்பு...அப்படியே அப்பளமுடன் சாப்பிட சுவையாக இருக்கும்...

    அதுவும் நல்லெண்ணெயின் சுவையில் சூப்பராக இருக்கும்...

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  9. Perfect Vatral Kuzhambu,very tempting dear...

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  10. Love this recipe,so interesting and new ~ got to try :)
    US Masala

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  11. Delicious kuzhambu,gravy looks so tempting dear.

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  12. Traditional recipe looks like :P looks yummy...wanna have it with steaming hot rice:P

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  13. @ Priya,
    U r welcome dear, Vaanga super aa enjoy pannalam..

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  14. Supera iruku Sho..anyhow I missed to taste it:(

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  15. Superb recipe...love the clicks very much....

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  16. Amazingly delicious curry....wanna have some rice with that now

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  17. உங்க வீட்டுக்கு வந்துடுறேன்..சுட்ட அப்பளத்துடன் சாப்பிட,ம்ம் சொல்லும்போதே நாவுறுது!!

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  18. Delicious and healthy recipe :)

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  19. Vatral kulambu makes me drool sho.. did you bring these vathal from India?
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  20. a great recipe. Never cooked with this fruit before, I am so curious to try it out.

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  21. wow dear that looks yummy...love the gravy.......goes with anythg

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  22. hey Shavani ,
    It seems you also have lost all the comments of this post, as i remember posting my comment here :-( too bad...
    Looks so rich in coclor I bet this tastes as good as it looks

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. ooo my comments are gone i c....kuzhambu looking yummy

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  24. delicious curry it has been long time i had this..tempting me very much now..

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  25. hi shanavi,
    This preparation looks traditional and comforting, thanks for sharing the recipe

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  26. awesome...must have tasted divine..
    stop over n pick up your lovely awards dear..
    Tasty Appetite

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  27. totally rocking dish- heavenly combo of vatral kuzhambu and sutta applam with steaming hot rice !

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  28. Yummm.....ur blog is a litle treasure trove for authentic recipes...this one looks so delicious!!

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  29. First time here and you have a lovely space..delicious looking kulambu

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  30. hmmm....
    looks perfect and delicious dear....
    nice clicks :)

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  31. Congrats on winning the legume event, following you :)

    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. My comments are also gone..I have bookmarked this ..yummy!!

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