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.