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Venthayam Kulambu

Venthayam Kulambu is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4


Onion (finely chopped) -3/4 cup

Coconut (grated) - 2 tbsps

Fenugreek - 1.5 tsps

Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Tamarind - size of Lemon

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tbsp

Cumin - 1/2 tbsp

Red Chillies - 5

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Oil as required

Salt to taste


  1. Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan and add the red chillies, coriander powder, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek. Fry gently.
  2. Then add half of the chopped onions and fry for 5 mins.
  3. Now grind the ingredients in the pan with grated coconut to a fine paste.
  4. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.
  5. Place the pan back on the stove, add rest of the chopped onion, curry leaves and 1/2 tsp fenugreek. Fry it gently.
  6. Now add the ground paste, turmeric powder and tamarind juice.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Allow it to boil until it thickens.
  9. Serve hot with idlis or rice.
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