Wednesday, June 22, 2011

VATHA KULAMBU (TAMRIND GRAVY)

Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen. My recipe is Spicy Vatha Kulambu...Yummy Yummy:) This recipe belongs to South Indian Cuisine especially from Tamil Nadu. It is such yummy and tangy gravy for rice. The sundried and preserved vegetables are called Vathal. Many varieties of Vathal are available in grocery market. I prefer to use Sundakkai Vathal (Turkeyberry) here. Fresh vegetables are used instead of vathal in Puli kulambu. Nothing major difference between these gravies. Let's go to our tangy kulambu...





Ingredients:

Sundakkai vathal(Turkeyberry) - 3 tbspn
Tamrind juice - 2 cups
Sesame oil - 2 tbspn
Onion - 1 no(finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 pods
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Sambhar powder - 2 tbspn
Coriander powder- 1 tbspn
Mustard seed - 1 tspn
Cumin seed - 1 tspn
Methi seed - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Asafoetida( Hing) - 1 Pinch
Salt as required
Sugar - 2 pinches

Preparation:

Soak lemon size of tamrind in warm water and extract the juice from it.
Heat Sesame oil in a pan, add mustard,cumin and methi seeds.
Now add Sundakkai vathal and hing. Fry for few minutes.
Its time to add Onion,curryleaves,garlic and fry till onion become transulent.
Now, add turmeric powder, sambhar powder and coriander powder.
Fry for few minutes and add tamrind juice to it.
Add salt to it and let it boil.
Boil until the gravy becomes thick.(May be for 10 minutes).
Add sugar to increase the flavour and taste of gravy.
Now, VathaKulambu is ready to serve.


Note:

Sundakkai Vathal may be little bitter, so fry vathal in little oil and add it finally after adding salt.

Serving Suggestion:

This Spicy and Yummy Kulambu can be served with hot piping rice with Vadagam(Fryms)







25 comments:

kaveri said...

Yummy Vatha Kuzhambu...My favorite...Vatha Kuzhambu with a steaming bowl of rice and paruppu thogayal is a heavenly combo...

Pushpa said...

Spicy and delicious vathal kuzhambu.

Authenticoriyafood said...

Looks like a spicy & tangy side-dish....however i cud not get what 'Sundakkai Vathal' means ??

Ila said...

@Authentic....
It is called as turkeyberry in english....
small roundshape green colour veggie
sundried and preserved which is called as vathal :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Ila

Loved this gravy. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Spicy and delicious curry...

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

nice spicy vathal kuzhambu

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Yummy !! looks so wonderful !!

Sobha Shyam said...

Delicious and lovely kuzhambu..perfect with hot rice..

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Suja said...

Spicy and delicious kuzhumbu..drool worthy.

divya said...

Healthy and delicious gravy...

SouthIndianHome said...

Love to have vatha kuzhambu any time. Looks perfect and delicious
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aipi said...

Tongue tickling n delish curry!
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Priti said...

Looks so gud ...long time I had it ....

Plateful said...

Hey, I've never come across turkeyberry and now I'm intrigued. The curry looks super delicious!!

Jay said...

wow...looks sensational..try your recipe soon..
you are welcome in my space..
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Prathima Rao said...

Tongue tickling & delicious curry!!!
Prathima Rao
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thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. have to try this out.. looks delicious :D

JishasKitchen said...

this is something new to me...but it looks very delicious and tempting...:)

Now Serving said...

Sundakkai lends a wonderful flavor to vetha kozhambu- yummy dish dear - an eternal quick to fix fav in our home :)

Vidhya said...

I always love a spicy curry and yours make me want for some.

Madhu said...

Yummy recipe Ila, this is one of my favorites too :)

Charitha said...

spicy and mouth watering kolambu like it..

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Mrs K said...

Thanks Ila for visiting my blog. My apologies for taking so long to get here. I had actually taken a sabbatical from my food blog and I am trying to catch up now. The dish sounds and looks delicious,I can never say no to anything cooked with tamarind and sambar powder I just love these flavors:)!!! I have added myself to your list of followers and look forward to more delicious recipes!!!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. lovely and authentic recipe.. looks super tempting.. thanks for sharing !!
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