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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. 


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