Spicy Vatha Kozambhu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - lemon size tamarind or tamarind concentrate
  • 1 - large onion
  • 1 - large tomato
  • 1 tsp- grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp - toor dal
  • 5-6 - red chillies
  • 1 pinch - asafoetida
  • 4 tsp - sesame oil
  • salt

How to Make Spicy Vatha Kozambhu

  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and take out the pulp (you should be able to get 2 cups of tamarind water).
  • Fry fenugreek seeds, toor dal and red chillies with a drop of oil until they become a little crispy.
  • Grind onions, tomatoes, grated coconut and the fried mix of tuvar dal, fenugreek seeds and red chillies to a paste. Do not add water while grinding.
  • In a pan, heat sesame oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add the tamarind extract and boil at low heat for 5 minutes. Add the ground paste, salt and a pinch of asafoetida. Boil the mix for 12-15 minutes until the mixture is of thick consistency. You can also add some rice flour mixed with water to thicken the kozambhu.
  • Serve it with hot rice and fried papadam.