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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MALAI SUNDAKKAI VENDAYA KUZHAMBU

SUNDAKKAI VENDAYA KUZHAMBU, PACHAI SUNDAKKAI KUZHAMBU,IYENGAR THALIGAI,SUNDAKKAI KUZHAMBU

Sundakkai(Bhankatiya, in Hindi) is known for its healing properties. It is slightly bitter in taste and helps in proper digestion. It destroys intestinal worms and bacteria. Malai sundakkais are less bitter than naatu sundakkais.

NOTE: Turkey berries (Sundakkai) should be cleaned and de-seeded before cooking. This kozhambu is made with raw sundakkais and not with the dried sundakkai vathal. A separate post on cleaning sundakkais will follow.

This kozhambu is mixed with rice alongwith gingelly oil and packed for travel. THIS KOZHAMBU WILL NOT TASTE BITTER,***AS WE SAUTE BEFORE & ARE ADDING THE BERRIES ONLY WHEN HALF DONE.

INGREDIENTS:


Raw turkey berry (sundakkai) - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Sambhar powder - 1 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds powder - 1/2 tsp.
Toor dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Asafoetida(hing)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt - as per taste
Curry leaves - few

METHOD:

Dry roast a handful of fenugreek seeds and powder it. (This can be preserved & used while making vendaya kozhambu). We need only half a spoon of this for this kozhambu.

Soak tamarind in water and extract pulp. Keep aside.


Heat a spoon of oil in a pan, saute the raw sundakkai with little salt and keep it aside.***

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, hing, turmeric powder, toor dhal, and curry leaves . Now add the sambhar powder, vendaya powder and slightly saute it being careful not to burn it. Immediately pour in tamarind extract alongwith salt. Allow it to boil. When the raw smell of the tamarind is diffused,*** add the sauteed sundakkais and again boil it till thick.

Malai sundakkai vendaya kozhambu is ready to serve with rice and goes well with roasted papad or appalam.

29 comments :

  1. Such a flavorful kulambu. thanks for sharing this healthy recipe.

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  2. Dear Shanti
    How are you?
    Very nice recipe and I need to find out what is the north Indian name for Sundaikkai and will get it. There is a Tamil store near by..I shall find out from there.
    Your recipes are special for me because there is not much traditional vege dishes available on the net. As you know all traditional vege Bong dishes are devoid of onion and garlic.
    Have nice week

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  3. Waiting to see the cleaning of sundaikkas..then will try this yummy kozhambu.

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  4. வாவ்...ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...சுண்டைக்காய் குழம்பு உடலிற்கும் ரொம்ப நல்லது...

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  5. இது வரை சாப்பிட்டது இல்லை.கொஞ்சம் கசக்குமோ?
    குழம்பை பார்த்தவுடன் நாக்கில் ஊற ஆரம்பித்து விட்டது.
    உங்கள் பதிவில் படங்கள் மிகவும் நேர்த்தியாக உள்ளது

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  6. Curry looks delicious. recipe is quite new to me..

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  7. Its my Father in laws all time fav.. v all love it..this version..

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  8. Looks delish .....nice recipe

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  9. Thanks for sharing this authentic recipe..like sundaika and the slight bitter taste that it imparts to the curry. Shall try your version.

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  10. Wonderful!....I will try to make it!!..........Abrazotes, Marcela

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  11. I'll happily have this tangy and fingerlicking kuzhambu with papads and hot steaming rice...mouthwatering here..

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  12. kuzhambu looks so yummy and delicious!!
    Love to gobble it up with some hot rice now..

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  13. i too posted a poricha kulambu earlier. loved it. will try this recipe soon :)

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  14. Loved it and would like to more on how to deseed turkey berry :)

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  15. Very interesting . I like the traditional fare here.

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  16. Wow.. it looks soo delicious. I have to try this out for sure :)

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  17. Super recipe Maami - this is why I love your blog - one of the best places to find traditional recipes!

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  18. I love sundakkai kozhambu. Looks yummy. This will be apt for our ongoing mela. It would be great if you can enter your recipe in our "Quick and easy recipe mela". Looking forward towards your entry. Thanks

    http://www.spicytasty.com/misc/quick-and-easy-recipe-mela/

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