Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vathal Kuzhambu

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Vathal Kuzhambu:

Vathal Kuzhambu is a traditional South Indian food. This ia an appetizing way to start a meal. The real taste of this recipe lies in the right mix of the ingredients added to this. This tastes awesome and creates watery mouth. Just check out here…



Ingredients:

·         Gingely oil                               - 5 tbsp
·         Asafoetida                               - ¼ tsp
·         Vendaiyam                              - 1 tsp
·         Mustard seeds                        - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin seeds                           - ½ tsp
·         Vegetables                              - 1 cup
·         Curry leaves                           - 5
·         Onion                                      - 1
·         Tomato                                    - 2
·         Garlic                                      - 5
·         Turmeric pwd                          - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                         - 1 tbsp
·         Pepper pwd                             - 1 tbsp
·         Coriander pwd                        - ½ tbsp
·         Tamarind paste                       - 2 tbsp
·         Coconut pieces                       - 1 cup
·         Jaggery powdered                  - 1 tbsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Heat gingely oil in a fry pan. Season with asafoetida, vendaiyam, mustard, cumin and curry leaves.
  2. Add chopped onion pieces, fry them to transculent.
  3. Smash tomato and garlic to puree.
  4. Add this to the above content, allow to boil.
  5. Add vegetables, saute in medium flame, so that the vegetables shrink and turn soft.
  6. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, salt, pepper pwd, coriander pwd and water. Allow to cook covered.
  7. Add tamarind paste, combine well and adjust the thickness by adding little water.
  8. Allow to cook further for few mins.
  9. Grate coconut to pieces, grind to thick paste by adding water.
  10. Add this paste to the kuzhambu, add 1 tbsp jaggery powdered and allow to boil for 4 to 5 mins.
  11. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  12. Tasty spicy vathal kuzhambu is ready.




  1. Serve hot with steamed white rice.

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