Vattal Kozhambu

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • Tamarind - a lemon size
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Gingili oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp.
  • Red gram dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - a small pinch
  • Small onion - a handful
  • To roast and powder:
  • 3 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - black pepper seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp - channa dhal
  • 7 - dry red chillies

How to Make Vattal Kozhambu

  • Soak the tamarind in enough warm water, to get about 400 ml of the extract.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom vessel.
  • Splutter mustard seeds, add fenugreek and red gram dal.
  • Add the cut onions and saute for 2 minutes in low fire.
  • Add the ground masala powder, fry for a minute. Add the tamarind juice, salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and allow to boil for a long time so that the curry will be reduced to half the quantity.
  • Add curry leaves and serve.

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