Sep 5, 2008

Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu

Vathal Kuzhambu is one of the most
popular dish in TamilNadu . Vathal
means sun dried Vegetables . Vathal
kuzhambu is made with different kinds
of vathals . The more popular one is
sundakkai vathal .
Sundakkai - 10
Shallots - 10 chopped
Tomato - 1/2 chopped
Drumstick - 7
Garlic crushed - 3 pods
Ginger - 1 inch crushed
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sambhar powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste - 1 tblsp
Hing - a pinch
Fresh coarsely grinded pepper - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tblps
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
  • Heat oil in a kadai and fry the sundakkais till golden brown . Take out the sundakkais from the kadai and keep it aside.
  • In the same kadai add mustard seeds . Add hing and pepper.
  • Now add onion , ginger , garlic and drumsticks.
  • Saute well . Add all the powders and tamarind paste and stir well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and salt .
  • Cook in the medium flame till the gravy thickens.

The Kuzhambu is a great combu with rice and pappads.


Cham said...

I made two weeks ago and kept for a week! Yes, i am the only one who relish this gravy.
It looks perfect Kamala, but i don't add sambar powder and drumst, sounds great and tasty too

Laavanya said...

I love Vathal kuzhambu - yours has such a perfect colour Kamala.

Divya Vikram said...

I love this anytime akka..but havent tried this myself..Thanks for the recipe.

Uma said...

mmm. looks lovely Kamala! Yummy. But what is sundakkai in English?

meeso said...

I love the color, looks tasty!

Illatharasi said...

This is one of my favourite! Picture looks perfect and tempting!

Srivalli said...

wow..thats really a great shot..nice presentation kamala...will surely try this sometime!..never made vathal kuzhambu myself..:)