Friday, February 13, 2015

Sodhi Recipe-Tirunelveli Sodhi Kulambu Recipe-Side Dish for Idiyappam-Appam-Rice

Sodhi also known as Sodhi Kuzhambu is a very special dish from Tirunelveli District (Nellai) in Tamil Nadu. It is a vegetable stew prepared with mixed vegetables and coconut milk. Sodhi saapadu, a Special lunch with a combination of sodhi, rice, ginger chutney, potato curry and papads are served in their marriages. It is also called Mappillai sodhi. I got this recipe from a friend and prepared it and clicked it long time back but found time to post it only now. It is a great combo with idiyappam and appam also. Today we will learn how to make Tirunelveli sodhi following this easy recipe.

Tirunelveli Sodhi

Tirunelveli Sodhi Recipe

Tirunelveli Sodhi

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 4-5
 Recipe CategoryKulambu-Side Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian-Tirunelveli

   Ingredients needed

   Yellow Pumpkin/parangikkai
   Broad beans/ avarakkai
   Peas -1/2 cup
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt as needed
   Garlic - 4 cloves
   Onion -1 medium size
   Thin coconut milk -1 cup
   Thick coconut milk – 1 cup

   For grinding raw

   Grated Coconut -1/3 cup or 4 tbsp
   Fried gram /Pottukadalai -1 tbsp
   Green chilli -3
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds -1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tsp
   Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Chop onion and garlic and keep it aside.

Cut all the other vegetables into medium sized pieces. Total vegetables should be around 4 cups excluding peas.

Extract thin and thick coconut milk and keep it ready. Check out how to extract coconut milk.

Grind coconut, fried gram, green chilli and cumin seeds to a smooth paste and keep it aside.


Take a pan/pressure cooker, add all the vegetables including peas.

Add salt, turmeric powder, onion, garlic and thin coconut milk. Cook until the vegetables become tender.

Add ground coconut paste and cook for a few more minutes.

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kulambu Recipe

Then add thick coconut milk, heat it and remove from flame. Do not boil or cook for a long time once you add thick coconut milk as the mixture might curdle.

how to make Tirunelveli sodhi

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and pour it over the sodhi.

Sodhi can be served as a side dish for rice, appam and idiyappam.

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  1. Most of ur recipes are simple and this is not exceptional

  2. Hi this is Jothi. Am from tirunelveli and this is my favourite dish. This is traditional dish too. So I don't want to be wrong. In this we will add carrot beans and potato only. And we will add siruparuppu. Three times milk should be taken. It is not so easy to be done within fifteen minutes.

  3. I make this recipe but I don't add coconut milk I add finely grated coconut instead.


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