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.

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)

37 Comments

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

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

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

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  4. vaththa kuzampum , sutta appalamum super aruna

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

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

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

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  8. Love dosad with vatral kuzhambu. Looks nice

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

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

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

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  12. looks so delicious..very tempting clicks!!

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

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  14. 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.

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

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  16. Nice one,looks tangy n delish...

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  17. Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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?

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

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  27. Looks so good! Will try it out soon..

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  28. Luvly n mouthwatering Vatral Kuzhambu Dear.So yumm.

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  29. another tongue tickler - looks SUPERB!

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

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