Thursday, September 25, 2008




2-3 Tsp sundakkai vatral,or Manathakkali vatral

or any vegetable(vegetable like brinjal,onion,garlic cloves,ladies finger)
1 small lime size Tamarind
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4 t sp urad dal
a pit of Asafoetide powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp redchilli powder
1 1/2 tsp dania powder(coriander powder)
1/4 tsp sambar powder
few curry leaves
1 small red chilli
salt to taste
  • Soak the Tamarind in 1 cup of water and extract the tamarind juice.add little some water,salt,all the masala powder (redchilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,sambar powder and few curry leaves),mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds ,when they crackle add urd dal,fenugreek seeds, broken red chilli and the vatral(sundakkai vatral or manathakkali vatral or vegetable),fry for few minutes
  • Add this to the tamarind juice and bring to boil and allow to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes
  • The gravy get thick ,dissolve a teaspoon of rice powder in a little water and add to the boiling kuzhambu keep simmer for 1-2 minutes and remove from the fire.

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