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Masala Sodhi/Masala Kozhambu

Sodhi is actually a tirunelveli dish. But this masla sodhi is completely different from that. I got this recipe from my sister. She is a wonderful cook and she is very innovative. She cooks a lot of dishes in her own style and this is one of that kind :). It is very different and I liked it. Here goes the recipe….

Preparation time: 30 minutes
No of Servings: 3-4
Spice level: 3 out of 5

  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Onion-1 cup(finely chopped)
  • Carrot-1/2
  • Potato-1/2
  • Chayote squash-1/2
  • Coconut milk-1/2 cup
  • Tamarind-Pebble size
  • Sambar powder-1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste

Masala to Grind:

  • Channa dhal-1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  • Red chillies-4(according to spice level)
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil and fry all the masala to grind.
  2. Allow it to cool and make it as a powder and keep it aside.
  3. Heat the remaing oil in a pan and put cumin seeds.
  4. Then fry the chopped onions till they become translucent.
  5. Cut the vegetables like how we put for sambar and add the salt.
  6. Fry them for 2 minutes.
  7. Add a very little amount of water and allow it to boil.
  8. After the vegetables are cooked add the coconut milk followed by the ground powder.
  9. Check for the spice level and add the sambar powder if necessary.
  10. Allow it ti boil for 10 minutes.
  11. Finally add the tamarind water and boil for 5 minutes.
  12. Serve hot with chappathi or rice 🙂


  1. Looks very tasty.

  2. sounds delicious the name is really new to me. i used to prepare with the brinjal..really delicipus combo with rice n roti..good one

  3. Looks yumm and seems so simple. Mom used to make sodhi with coconut milk and small onions for idiyappam. Guess you did remind me of that dish. It was a comfort food at home..

  4. Aarthi,

    Masala sodhi looks really good. Nice one.

  5. Quite new to me but it looks delicious, thanks for sharing dear…

  6. Though i have heared the name sodhi, i think, this is the first time iam seeing it here. i have to try this!!

  7. How I wish this pour all over my rice and enjoy!

  8. never heard of this curry.. would taste great with rice!

  9. Tirunelveli sodhi looks white in colour. I think so :). Your sisters recipe looks very yum. Thank you both 🙂

  10. This is very new to me but looks really yummy! Would love to have with some rice 🙂

  11. Delicious sodhi! Love to have with rice:)

  12. New dish to me …looks lovely

  13. New to me, looks delicious.

  14. Nice recipe arti, looks beautiful and delicious..

  15. Nice recipe dear looks delicious n yummy.very spicy masala.

  16. nice recipe.
    I like to try it but I am from north India and coconut milk is not available here, is there any substitute for that?

    • Neha,

      You can take milk from the coconut. Grind the coconut with hot water and use strainer to take the milk. you can grind the same coconut for atleast two times..

  17. oh wow, this looks delicious!

  18. Hey this looks so tasty…never eaten it though I am from South…it is a must on my menu now..will make it soon.

  19. Dear all, Thank you for yore wonderful comments 🙂
    @Aartee,lavi,Manju Rajender:As I ve mentioned this is not proper tirunelveli sodhi.It is made mainly of coconut milk.This is my sister’s creation :)soon I ll post the tirunelveli sodhi!!

  20. @Neha:If you dont get the coconut milk,we can take coconut milk extract from the fresh coconut like how we usually make in India.

  21. very nice combo for Idlis…Nice presentation.

  22. delicious sodhi looks so beautiful

  23. Looks to me!!

  24. Another new dish for me! It sounds totally delicious with the tamarind in it – one of my favorites!

  25. Hey thats a yummy dish….loved the colour very new to me…

  26. That’s again a lovely dish. Looks yum 🙂

  27. The sauce sounds delicious. I’d love to try this!

  28. Drool worthy sodhi kuzhambu.:)

  29. this recipe is quite new to me…looks so tempting..thanks for sharing this guys!

  30. Thanks everyone for your wonderful and encouraging comments 🙂

  31. Hi Aarthi,

    This kulambu luks delicious :). can this dish be prepared without coconut or is there any other alternative? Thanks

    • If you use coconut it will be tasty 🙂