Vatha Kulambu

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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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Ingredients

  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsps
  • Toor dal - 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies - 8
  • Pepper corn - 3/4 tbsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Shallots or small onion - 10
  • Garlic - 10 flakes
  • Gingili oil - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Methi - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind pulp - 30 g
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Vatha Kulambu

  • Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai. Roast coriander, peppercorn, jeera, tuvar dal, 7 dry red chillies till the peppercorns starts to splutter.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients to a fine paste adding 1/2 the onions and garlic with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Chop the rest of onions and garlic into halves.
  • Heat oil in a pan, temper the mustard seeds.
  • When it starts to splutter, add urad dal, methi, 1 red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a few seconds, add onion, garlic and fry till golden brown.
  • Add tamarind pulp, the ground mixture, salt and stir occasionally.
  • The curry is ready when it becomes thick and the oil separates.
  • Cook on medium heat after it starts boiling.
  • Serve with boiled rice, dosa or idli.

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