Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!


Posted by on Nov 12, 2007 in Kuzhambu/Sambar, Veggie Entrees & Sides | 1 comment

Vathakuzhambu is a South Indian delicacy prepared with tamarind extract, fresh vegetables and dried vathal. Vathal or vadagam are sun dried vegetables and condiments. Vegetables such as Manathakkali (known as black nightshade), Kothavaranga (cluster beans), Vendakkai (okra), Sundakkai (Turkey berry) are sun dried and stored in an air tight container. They have a long shelf life. Any of these can be used in this dish which gives you a nice aroma and taste. You can find these in the local stores in India or any Indian stores in the U.S. The blend of various spices brings a nice flavor to this dish. Vathakuzhambu and sutta appalam (roasted papad) along with paruppu thuvayal is the best combination to eat. I hope you try and enjoy this spicy gravy. Preparation time: 45 minutes No. of servings: 4 Spice level: 4 out of...

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