Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Vatha Kulambu

Vatha Kulambu / Vendhaya Kulambu:-
This dish is a very hot and sour liquid dish.
This dish can stay good for 2 days.
This Kulambu can be enjoyed with Rice, Roasted “papad “ and “Vadu mango” pickle.

To make this vatha kulambu following items needed:
1.Tamarind small lemon size. Or tamarind paste 4 tsp
2.Any vatral ,or the following vegetables:
a.small onion (shallots)
b.Lady’s finger
d.drum stick
e.Yellow pumpkin
Any one vegetable cut in to cube size 1 cup
Sambar powder 2 tsp
Hing little
Salt to taste.

Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Toor dal ¼ tsp
Channa dal ¼ tsp
Fenugreek seeds ½ tsp
Dry red chillies 2
Curry leaves little
Oil 3 table spoon

Preparation method:
Heat kadai with oil and season with the ingredients.
Add vatral or any other vegetable and fry for few minute.
Put sambar powder and fry for few seconds and pour diluted tamarind water.
Add salt , let it boil in medium flame for about 15 to 20 minutes.
When oil floats on top, your vatha kulambu ready

1. If u dilute tamarind very thick, to remove the sourness add little jaggery.
2. If it is watery, take one tsp of rice or corn flour and dilute it with 3 tsp of water pour on kulambu and bring it to boil for few minutes.
3. While doing the seasoning we should be very careful and should not over fry fenugreek. as it can give a bitter taste.


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PaakaPriya said...

This recipe was absolutely delicious. I was always hesitant to make vatha kuzhambu because I used to get intimidated by the process involved (making the powder etc.). You have shown how easy to make a heavenly tasting kulambu. Thanks!

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bean said...

hey its a nice website. when doing vatha kuzhalmbu, i have added a little more of jaggery. kindly suggest me ways to correct it is bit more sweet.

Unknown said...

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