Thursday, June 24, 2010

Drumstick Vatha Kuzhambu


Drumsticks - 2

Tamarind - slightly big lemon size

Sambar powder - 3-4 tsps

Hing - a pinch

Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Chana dal - 1 tsp

Methi seeds - 1 tsp

Dry red chillis - 3-4

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Sesame oil for seasoning.


Cut the drumsticks into small lengthy pieces wash and keep side.

Take a vessel and soak tamarind in water and make a thick extract.

Take a kadai and pour sesame oil and season with mustard,methi seeds,chana dal and dry red chillies,hing and curry leaves.

Now put the drumstick pieces over it and pour the tamarind extract.

Add salt, sambar powder,haldi powder and mix nicely and allow it to boil.

After the the kuzhambu becomes thick, turn off the gas and remove.

If the kuzhambu is little watery, you can take 1 tsp of rice flour in a small cup and dilute it with water and add to the kuzhambu to make a little thicker.

Now the drumstick Vatha kuzhambu is ready to be eaten with hot plain rice and drops of sesame oil., with papad or any Curd raita (pachadi) as a side dish.


  1. Dear, vatha kuzhambu with murungakai is my favourite but for sometime haven't prepared it..because I don't find it tasty with frozen drumstick but nowadays I'm seeing some fresh murungakai, sure am gonna make this..your kuzhambu tempted me so much..

  2. hey
    vatha kuzhambu is my all time fav.Can eat any number of times.Your looks yummy

  3. This recipe luks simple n healthy too.

  4. too delicious recipe yar,i can feel the taste,mouthwatering here...

  5. Nice to be here, great recipes.

  6. Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe looks so yummy and colorful.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Hey...first of all thks a ton...for tis recipe. I had tis at a fnd's place many years back...but never got te recipe for it.Knew it had basic ingredients...but was not totally sure..ur recipe sounds perfect n reminds me tat drumstick dish wud hv been made wit de same recipe. Bookmarking ur dish.

  8. Indhu, I am a pulikuzhambu freak! That too with drumsticks, I can have them with anything.
    By the way the pagakkai kari turned out yummy.

  9. I Love drumstick..... My drums in my tummy always tends to go on a roll at the sight of this veggie.... And I love preparing it both the North & Southern way..... Very yummy however cooked & prepared... Always brings out the best..... :-)


  10. My favourite dish and looks delicious,.

  11. Wow! That's a lipsmacking vatha kulambu

  12. Looks so good, would try this some time...

  13. Wonderful recipe. Looks delicious and tempting.

  14. This looks so tangy and delicious!

  15. I love drumsticks in my vatha kuzhambhu. thanks for sharing this recipe.