Friday, August 17, 2007

Vatral Kulambu

Ingredients :
Tamarind : a lemon sized ball / Tamarind paste -3 tsb.
Garlic - 15 pods
small onion - 15(skinned)
curry leaves - a handful
Gingelly oil - 4 tbsp .
3 to 4 Table spoons of Vatral (Manathakkali or Sundakkai or any other Vatral, but in my opinion Sundakkai and Manathakkali are the best tasting Vatrals)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Jeerakam - 1 tsp
pepper - 1 tsp
kadala parupu- 1/2 tsp .
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
chilly powder -2 tsp
sambhar/pulikulambu powder -2 tsp
brown sugar - 2 tsp
asafoetida powder - to sprinkle
salt - as per taste
Method :
Soak the Tamarind in a little water and extract the juice .

Fry Vatral in little oil till dark brown and keep aside
To this juice add turmeric powder, brown sugar and keep aside .
Heat gingelly oil in a kadhai ..till it turns smoky add mustard seeds ,after it starts sputtering add the jeerakam ,perrper corns,curryleaves ,onion and garlic.
Fry till the onion turns golden brown.
add Vatral which you have fried .
Now add the kept aside juice ,the chilly and kulambu powders .
add a little more water .
Boil it and simmer it till it thickens .
Serve with Hot rice and appalam .

1 comment:

ramkumari said...

Hello Greshma ,
This recipe is especially for you ,
Hope you ry and like it