Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambhu

This recipe is a special south Indian spicy gravy.
I got this recipe from my neighbour. Very very superb recipe.
Can try it out with sundaikkai vathal too.


Manathakkali vathal - 3/4 cup

Tamarind - big lemon size

Sambhar powder - 2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


Gingelly oil - 3 tbsp

Grind coarsely:

Tomatoes - 2 medium

Garlic - 1 full piece

To temper:

Small onion - 1 cup

Red chillies - 2

Curry leaves - few


1. Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the pulp.

2. Wash vathal in water.

3. Heat oil in a kadai, add vathal and fry in a slow flame.

4. Remove vathal from oil and transfer to a plate.

5. Temper with the given ingredients.

6. Add grounded tomato and garlic and fry for 1 min.

7. Add tamarind pulp, salt, turmeric powder and sambhar powder and cook it covered till raw smell goes off.

8. Add fried vathal and simmer the flame.

9. Cook until oil separates from the kuzhambhu.

10. Serve with appalam, papad...

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