Though I prepare a variety of South Indian Kuzhambu, my all time favorite is of course, Vatha kulambu.This is a very traditional and authentic South Indian (Tamil) recipe.You can prepare this with manathakkali (black nightshade) or sudakkai (Turkey Berry) Vathal or any other vathal .It is usually served with rice and papads. Today we will learn how to make sundakkai vathal kulambu following this easy recipe.
Vatha Kuzhambu-Sundakkai Vathal Kulambu
Soak tamarind in approximately 3 1/2 cups of warm water and extract thick juice. Discard the pulp.
1.Heat oil (use only sesame seed oil for authentic taste ) in a heavy bottomed kadai /pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add fenugreek seeds, hing, dry red chilli , curry leaves and sundakkai vathal.
2.Saute for a few minutes, then add tamarind extract, sambar powder and salt required.
3.Let it boil on medium flame until the gravy reaches a saucy consistency (as seen in the picture) and oil separates.
Note- You can replace sundakkai with other vegetables like drumstick, cluster beans, brinjals,yellow pumpkin, ladies finger, broad beans,butter beans to make this spicy South Indian kuzhambu.
Since vathals have salt in it, be cautious while adding salt to the kulambu while making it with vathals
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Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskichen.