Thursday, 16 September 2010

Vatral Kuzhambu

Vatral (any vegetable)
- 3/4 cup
Gingelly oil – 1tbs
Tamarind extract – 1/4 cup
Sambar powder
- 2 tsp
Salt – as required
Jaggery – little
For seasoning:
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder little
Fenugreek 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chillies 2
Thuvar dhal 11/2 tsps
Method of Preparation :
Heat oil, add seasonings. When they crackle, add vatral and fry well. Mix in sambhar powder. Pour tamarind extract, salt and boil. For thickening the gravy add a little rice flour mixed in water. Allow to boil till the gravy thickens. Add a little jaggery before removing from fire. Garnish with curry leaves. Instead of vatral fresh vegetables can be used to make this curry. Instead of Sambar powder, red chilli powder (1 tsp), coriander powder (2 tsp) and fenugreek powder (1/2 tsp) can be sautéed in oil and used.

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