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Monday, August 9, 2010

Murungakai Vatha Kuzhambu/Kolambu

Murungakai Vatha Kozhambu is a gravy prepared with tamarind and spice. This is popular in South India.

Murungakai/Drumstick - 2 nos
Chinna Vengayam/Small onions - 10 nos
Nalla Yennai/Gingely Oil - 4 tspns
Kadag/Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Toor Dal - 1/2 tspn
Methi seeds - a pinch
Sambar Powder - 2 tspns(As per your taste)
Dhaniya Powder - 1/2 tspn
Vellam/Jaggery - a small piece
Manjal/Karuvepillai - few
Tamarind water - 3 cups

Preparation Method
In a Kadai, heat oil, add mustard wait till it splutters. Then add toor dal, methi seeds and curry leaves.
Add onion and fry till its brown and transparent.
Add Drumsticks and tamarind water.
Add salt, turmeric and boil well till the raw smell goes.
Add masala powders and boil well.
It has to condense a bit and become thick.
Finally add jaggery and boil for 5 mins.

Serve hot with steamed rice and chapathi.

Tip - If it becomes too watery,mix 1tspn of rice flour in 1/4 cup water, make a paste and add. This will make the dish slightly thick. 


Indian Khana on August 9, 2010 at 9:25 PM said...

Looks yum...we are all coming back from meet n posting :)...

ruchikacooks on August 9, 2010 at 11:12 PM said...

Thanks Sara. Vathakozhambu looks delicious..Lov it with aloo curry!

Swathi on August 9, 2010 at 11:13 PM said...

Vatha kuzhambu looks delicious.

Shama Nagarajan on August 9, 2010 at 11:47 PM said...

nice yummy recipe

lubnakarim06 on August 10, 2010 at 12:19 AM said...

New to me...looks yum...

Unknown on August 10, 2010 at 5:07 AM said...

wow, look at that deep rich color, delicious.

Menaga Sathia on August 10, 2010 at 8:23 PM said...

lovely of my favourite...

abraham on August 27, 2010 at 1:37 PM said...

i love this a lot... infact i also prepared one post for my blog got delayed to post...


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