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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VATRAL KUZHAMBU | VATHA KUZHAMBU



Vatral Kuzhambu | Vatha Kuzhambu ( with Manathakkali and Sundakkai vatrals)

Vatral Kuzhambu is an authentic South Indian recipe. This is a tangy and delicious gravy with vatral cooked in tamarind extract blended with the spice of sambar powder. Vatrals are nothing but Sun Dried Vegetables. There are many kinds of vatrals, but the ones most commonly used are Sundakkai and Manathakkali (I used both for this recipe). Serve this kuzhambu with rice and Sutta Appalam.

For this recipe you need

2 tbsps. of Vatral (Sun Dried Vegetable)
1 1/2 cups of Tamarind Extract from Lemon Sized Ball 
Jaggery - little
2 tsp. of Sambar powder
2 tbsp. of sesame oil
Salt
1 tsp. of oil

For seasoning

1 tsp. of mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. of fenugreek
1 tsp. of Thuvar Dal
A pinch of asafoetida
Preparation

Heat Sesame oil and cooking oil, in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the mustard seeds , when they crackle, add the fenugreek, thuvar dal and asafoetida. Fry for a min.(Picture is not shown with it)


Add the vatrals and fry them until golden brown.


Now pour the tamarind extract ,add sambar powder and salt. 


Cook on low heat until thick and bubbly. 


Finally add  jaggery and  cook for a min.

Vatral Kuzhambu is ready to be Served..................


Serve hot with rice and sutta appalam :)

Note:

The Kuzhambu consistency should be slightly thick, if you can't get it then add 2 tsp. of rice flour and allow to cook.

You can add 1 finely chopped tomatoes , this is optional.

37 comments:

Mélange said...

I love Vatral kuzhambu so much that I need only this to have rice..Nice recipe Aruna.

Rasi said...

his ois our fav & i have the same vessel too aruna :).. i am so tempted to have it right now :D

Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful curry, looks yummy n perfect with hot white rice..

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Jaleela said...

vaththa kuzampum , sutta appalamum super aruna

deeps recipes said...

I too love this dish..You have done it perfectly..mouth watering !
Thanks 4 commenting on deepsrecipes.

Sumi said...

I make it the same way too..folowing you :)

Reva said...

Lovely kuzhambhu.. I had this for the first time in a Bhramin wedding and I was floored by its taste..:)
Bookmarked it..
Reva

Vimitha Anand said...

Love dosad with vatral kuzhambu. Looks nice

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I dont make often vatral kuzhambu to avoid over eating ;) that much I love it! Looks so tempting!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks extremely yum....never new you can cook a recipe with sun dried veggies...

Hemavathi Murari said...

more than me, my hubby loves this. thanks my search ended here.

faseela said...

very delicious luking curry...

divya said...

looks so delicious..very tempting clicks!!

Hema said...

The vatra kuzhambu looks so tempting with all that oil floating on top, can have it with some rice and appalam..

Fathima said...

Hello Aruna, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. The vatral Kuzhamby looks delicious. I remember the whole house would have the aroma of the fried vatral. No need to call out to anybody to come for lunch or dinner. everybody will come automatically.

Prabhamani said...

We Love this kuzhambu a lot.Yours looks really hot hot.. :)

vrinda said...

Nice one,looks tangy n delish...

Aarthi said...

Totally YUMMY

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sangee vijay said...

wow...vatha kuzhambu looks more tempting...nicely done!!

Anu said...

Vatha kuzhmabu looks yum

ANU said...

wow it's v nice....awesome curry

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Yummy and mouthwatering one. Love it so much with some hot rice and pappad. YUM!

Poonam Borkar said...

super delicious curry..loved it!!
Kande Pohe

Zareena said...

mmmm.... my favorite.. Looks yumm.

Ambika said...

Thanks for dropping by Aruna. I LOVE vatral kuzhambu, with paruppu thogayal!

maha said...

very delicious n tempting curry...nice cliks.......

Rathai said...

Hi Aruna,

I have not had the opportunity to taste Vatral kuzhambu yet but will definitely try it one day. Your pictures perfectly convey how finger-licking tasty this dish must be.

Treat and Trick said...

So tempting and delicious!

Raksha said...

this looks delicious. I love the tangy taste of tamarind and jaggery. What type of sambar powder did u use? home made or ready made?

Asmita said...

What a delicious curry!!!

Padhu said...

Love it very much .Loved the new looks of your blog

Mangala Prabhu said...

Looks so good! Will try it out soon..

Christy Gerald said...

Luvly n mouthwatering Vatral Kuzhambu Dear.So yumm.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Raksha, I use Home Made Sambar powder

Aruna Manikandan said...

Thank you padhu

Now Serving said...

another tongue tickler - looks SUPERB!

suhaina aji said...

i love this curry very very much....i am drooling here...