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
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)