Monday, October 6, 2008

VATHAKUZHAMBU- MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU-மணத்தக்காளி வத்தல் குழம்பு


VATHAKUZHAMBU- MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU-மணத்தக்காளி வத்தல் குழம்பு


A typical traditional south indian dish which vary according to the addition of veg. Mostly made with Drumstick or round shallots.Try it out & will work out very well.Ingredients

Manathakali vathal - 2 tbsp (Solanum nigrum)
Tamarind- small lemon size( soaked)
Mustard seed- 1 tsp
Splitted channa dal- 1tsp
Fenugreek seed- 1tsp
Asofadita- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Oil- 2 tbsp( sesame oil)
Sambar powder- 3 tsp
Red chilli powder- 2 ea
Rice flour- 2 tsp(optional)



Method

Soak the tamarind, and squeeze to make about 2 to 3 cups of juice.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, splitted channa dal, fenugreek seed, curry leaves , manathakali vathal(dried variety of small tomatoes) and saute few seconds.
Add redchilli, sambar powder to cook until the raw flavour is extracted.
Add tamarind water & salt and boil until the mix is reduced by half.
Add a small amount of rice flour by diluting it with little water & add to finish kuzhambu.
Serve hot with rice. Will go very well with Pappad.
VATHAKUZHAMBU- MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU-மணத்தக்காளி வத்தல் குழம்பு

20 comments:

  1. This is one of my faves,a little rice with this and appalam and I will be happy :)

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  2. vathakuzhambu is something that I(and my family members) can have everyday. Tastes best when made with onions.. yummy!

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  3. You used manathakkali! I like it a lot... but never made it. Haven't checked if my Indian grocery store carries it.

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  4. Never heard of those so called berries.....it was interesting to see

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  5. love the tanginess of manathakkali..

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  6. looks great. lovely recipe.

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  7. I've never had this, but it looks amazing, I love the color!

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  8. All I need to hear was drumsticks :)

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  9. yum yum yum mouth watering thanks for the recipe priya

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  10. priya it looks very yummy,its my hubby's favourtie..one.it will be nice to eat with rice

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  11. this is my fav item..my granny taught me ....looks tempting pic

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  12. All that I need for a satisfying meal is this with some curd rice. I've posted my version with home made chundakka vathal.

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  13. I have never heard about this dish, but looks really drooling

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  14. Manathakkali vathakuzhambu and sutta appalam is one of my favorite.
    drooling...looks great.

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  15. perfect picture..this is how the kozhambhu made my mom will look! i luv it so much with aloo! yummy!

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  16. Wow wat a delicious kuzhambhu, love them with hot rice n papads..my fav one..

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  17. Hi I've been reading ur blog for quite some time now.Liked all ur recipes.Vatha kuzhambu is an all time fav.so after reading ur blog I made it today after a long time.came out good :) BTW am a friend of Mahima and I came to ur blog thru her.

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  18. Beautiful vathakuzhambu, Great one

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  19. I make it like this too.. a favorite for sure.

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