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Vathal Kuzhambu

Vathal Kuzhambu - A spicy gravy made with either fresh vegetables or dried vathal


  • 1 cup vegetables or vathal ( dried vegetables )

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp methi seeds

  • 2 tsp channa dal

  • 2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 2- 4 red chillies

  • small piece asafoetida

  • lime sized tamarind ball

Fry asafetida, coriander seeds, red chillies, channa dal and methi seeds in a tsp of oil. Grind to a paste. Cook vegetables in salt water and keep aside. In a hard-bottomed pan, saute mustard in a tsp of oil. Add onions and let them turn a golden brown. Add thick tamarind extract and cooked vegetables or vathal. Let the mixture boil well and simmer. Add the ground paste and let it boil for a few minutes. If the Vathal Kuzhambu consistency is too thin, a spoon of rice flour added with a little water should thicken it up. Garnish with curry leaves.

Vatha Kuzhambu