Drumstick Kulambu or murungakkai kuzhambu is one of my kid's favorite kulambu. This kuzhambu when prepared with manathakkali (black nightshade) or sundakkai (Turkey berry) vathal or any other vathal is called vathal kuzhambu. I have used drumsticks along with baby/pearl onions to prepare this kulambu. You can prepare this with baby onions alone, if you prefer. This kulambu is also known as Murungakkai Puli kuzhambu. Generous amount of sesame seed oil is used to prepare this recipe.
How to make Murungakkai Puli Kuzhambu/drumstick kulambu
Prep time - under -10 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves - 3-4
Baby onions (pearl onions) - 8-10
Drumsticks -3 (10-12 pieces)
Gingelly oil - 3 tbsp
Sambar powder - 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp flat
Tamarind - 1 medium lemon sized ball
Salt - as per taste. (I use 1 tbsp flat rock salt)
For the seasoning
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek (venthayam)- 1/2 tsp
Asafoedita/hing - a pinch
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Soak tamarind in warm water for 15-20 minutes and extract tamarind juice. Discard the pulp. You will have approximately 2-2 1/2 cups of tamarind extract.
Peel peal onions and cut it into half if it is too big.
Cut drumstick into 2 inch long pieces.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, hing, red chillies and curry leaves.
Saute for a few seconds and add baby onions. Fry until onions turn pink and then add drumstick pieces.
Add sambar powder, salt needed and saute for a few seconds. Then add tamarind extract.
Cook on medium flame until it thickens. Serve with rice and any vegetable curry.
Note -This kulambu stays good for 3-4 days if refrigerated.
You can substitute drumstick with any one of the following vegetables like cluster beans, yellow pumpkin, lady's finger, brinjal, cauliflower,broad beans and prepare this kuzhambu in the same manner as mentioned above.
Same as the above. Instead of baby onions and vegetables, sundakkai vathal or manathakali vathal can be used to prepare vathal kulambu. Check out my sundakkai vathal kuzhambu.
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