Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chettinad Vatha kuzhambu


Ingredients:

Tamarind - 1big gooseberry size.

Dry red chilly - 3-4

Brinjal -small 5-6

Garlic cloves -5

Urad dal -2 tsp

Mustard seeds -1 tsp

Methi (fenugreek) seeds -1 tsp

Coriander (daniya ) seeds -1 tsp

Toor dal - 1 tsp

Chana dal -1 tsp

Hing - a pinch

Onion -1 big

Sambar powder - 3 tsps

Curry leaves - few

Salt as required

Oil

Method:

Fry coriander seeds, chana dal, toor dal, methi seeds without adding oil till it becomes brown.

Grind these ingredients into masala powder.

Cut the brinjals lengthwise into half and the half into two,wash nicely and put them in water and keep aside.

Heat a kadai with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal and methi seeds and fry till it becomes brown.

Now add curry leaves, dry red chillies and garlic chopped into pieces and also onion chopped into pieces and fry till it becomes soft.

Now add the sambar powder and fry.

Now add the tamarind extract liquid and brinjal pieces and allow it to boil.

Add the powdered masala powder to the boiling solution.

Lower the heat and let the kuzhambu boil for some time with all the mixtures.

After the vatha kuzhambu becomes thick, remove from fire .

Now serve the vatha kuzhambu hot with Rice and papad and some curd pachadi (raitha)


26 comments:

  1. It's something interesting n different for me.

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  2. lovely curry dear...looks spicy and tancy....very tempting.

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  3. Oh, YUM! I love chettinad foods...this is my all time fav and your dish looks amazingly delicious!

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  4. vatha kozhambu sounds nice tangy and delicious!!

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  5. Yummy..I like tangy curries..:-)

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  6. love to eat with hot rice & vadam.yummy

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  7. looks soo yummy..perfect with rice..

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  8. sounds yummy.. I am sure this will great with some nice hot rice..

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  9. My fav tamar gravy- I keep for several days! Tasty gravy!

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  10. Yummy. I luv chettinad dishes...

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  11. Yummy curry...perfect with hot rice.

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  12. Just love with papads...my all time fav kuzhambu..

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  13. yummy. my mouth is become sour seeing this

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  14. I too started making this version recently...tastes divine...nice picture dear :)

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  15. yummy..the name of tamarind will make mouth water..yummm

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog. First time here.Love ur space. I was just going through ur profile and like you I too love the movies "Sholey" and "Satte pe Satta".

    Your Vatha Kuzhambu looks awesome. It tastes so good with rice.

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  17. I'm game for vatha kuzhambu of any kind... should try yours soon :-)

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  18. hi kitchen queen

    thanks for dropping by my blog... u have wonderful recipes.. vatha kozhumbu is my fav...

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  19. Vatha Kuzhambu looks yummy...slurp!!!

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  20. Love vetha kozhambu
    Have not tried with garlic.
    Will give it a shot!

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  21. Never knew about this recipe before. Sounds yummy, thanks for sharing.

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  22. Looks yummy... perfect with hot rice and papad.

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  23. vathakuzhambu is my all time favorite...looks awesome!

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