Vendhaya Kuzhambu Recipe Iyengar Style

Vendhaya kuzhambu is a South Indian curry prepared with methi seeds as a main ingredient and cooked in tamarind based gravy. The rich flavor & tangy vendhaya kuzhambu goes very well along with cooked rice, any kootu or poriyal variety and with papad or appalam.

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How to make Vendhaya kuzhambu Recipe

Vendhaya kuzhambu is a South Indian curry prepared with methi seeds as a main ingredient and cooked in tamarind based gravy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan

Ingredients

Ingredients for Vendhaya kuzhambu

  • 2 tbsp methi seeds
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 Shallot onions
  • 2 chopped tomato
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 7 buds garlic
  • Tamarind- small goose berry size soak it in water
  • Curry leaves

Instructions

How to cook the recipe

  • In a heated dry pan, add 2 tsp methi seeds and saute it well till the colour changes. Grind these fried methi seeds and make a fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter, add curry leaves and stir fry for 10-20 seconds or until turns slightly light brown.
  • Add shallot onion, saut√© until onion turns pink, add garlic buds and saute well.
  • Once onion and garlic sauteed well , add chopped tomatoes, salt and saute well till gets cooked well.
  • Then add tamarind water extract to this and add little more water if required.
  • You can add little more water to this gravy now because the gravy will get dried when you add the methi seeds powder.
  • Once the gravy started boiling, add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, and mix it well. Allow it to boil for 5-10 minutes you will see the oil gets separated.
  • Vendhaya kulambu is ready.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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