Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sundakka Vathal Kuzhambu

This is a very easy to prepare recipe. You can always prepare this recipe when you are really bored to cook. The ingredients required are very less and you need not use mixer. I got this wonderful recipe from my mother. Out of all the Puli Kuzhambu, this is my favorite and i dont know how many times i have prepared this. Adding Sambar powder as a final touch gives wonderful taste.

Sundakkai (Turkey berry) Dry     - 2 tsp
Tamarind                                    - 1/2 Lemon size
Mustard seeds                             - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds                         -  1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chillies                          - 4
Onion                                         - 1
Tomato                                       - 1
Garlic                                          - 4 cloves
Turmeric powder                         - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder                        - 1 tsp
Salt                                             - To Taste
Cumin Powder                             - 1 tsp
Sambar Powder                            - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves                          - To Garnish
Oil                                                - As Required


  1. Soak Tamarind in warm water for 20 mins and extract tamarind juice.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp oil and add Sundakkai vathal and let it fry and then add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters. Add Fenugreek seeds and Red Chillies.
  3. Add Onion and garlic and fry till onion becomes golden brown. Add Tomato and stir well till the tomato is cooked. Add Turmeric powder, Red Chilli powder, Salt, Cumin powder and mix well,
  4. Add Sambar powder and Tamarind juice and allow to boil for 2 mins.
  5. Pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame and remove from the flame. The Kuzhambu will be very thick now.
  6. Garnish with Coriander leaves. Serve hot with Rice, Papad and Omlette. A very good combination.

  • Use Sesame oil for good taste.