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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU

MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU, MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU RECIPE,HOW TO MAKE MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU
INGREDIENTS:Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Manathakkali vathal -1 tablespoon
Sambhar powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Asafoetida(hing)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt - as per taste
Curry leaves - few

METHOD:

Soak tamarind in water and extract pulp. Keep aside.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat a spoon of oil and fry the vathal. Keep aside. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil & add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add methi seeds, hing, turmeric powder and curryleaves . Saute for a while. Now add the sambhar powder and slightly saute it being careful not to burn it. Immediately pour in tamarind extract alongwith salt. Allow it to boil. Now add the fried vathals and boil till thick.

Goes well with hot rice, snakegourd pachadi and roasted papad or appalam.

18 comments :

  1. We love this at home.... specially after heavy meals on consequtive days...
    We call it Marthankali vettal...

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  2. That will make a delicious maincourse with some rice and vathal; looks tangy and appetizing!!

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  3. my favourite vatha kuzhambu always.

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  4. Hi Shanthi ji, this looks so perfect! I think this is all tamil brahmin's ultimate comfort food,vatta kuzhambu & sutta appalam; reminds me of my amma and pati :)

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  5. Yummy with hot rice......Hope u reached safely?

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  6. gravy looks so yumm...wat is manathakkali Shanthi?

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  7. One of my favorite, looks so delicious. (My mom packs all these vathals from back home each time i go.)

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  8. this dish looks yummy n spicy and like a rasam to me but i did not understand what is manathakkali vathal...please write enlish names of the ingredients too..
    hopped in here from Dipti's blog n hope you do not mind answering my query..

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  9. Ooh..I just made these a few days ago..I added a couple of sundakkai with it too! Looks perfect - my husband loves vethakuzhambu..

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  10. Hi friends, Thank you.
    Sangeetha and Vrinda, Its a type of nightshade plant. Manathakkali is black night shade.

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  11. I too love this kuzumbu..good for the stomach too...we dont this keerai here...it looks tasty.

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  12. When my mom makes I will pick all those vathals from my rice and eat;) but now craving for this ;)

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  13. I prefer vatta kuzhambu to sambhar. the tangy taste is somewhat inviting and the nallennai we use in it. Hats off to you, you really take pains to complement one dish with another. Left to me I would n't bother to make a side dish such as pacchidi!

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  14. I simply love this... it has its unique flavor :-)

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  15. Excellent Traditional Dish,

    Keep up the good work....

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