How to make Vattal Kozhambu -

Dried berries cooked in sambhar powder flavoured gravy.This is a simple kuzhambu prepared with manathakkali vathal. Learn how to make Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu following our easy recipe.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Vattal, Sesame oil (til oil) (तिल का तेल)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Vattal Kozhambu

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Vattal Kozhambu Recipe

  • Vattal 2 tablespoons

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken 2

  • Curry leaves 14-16

  • Shallots 10-12

  • Tamarind paste 4 tablespoons

  • Sambhar powder 2 teaspoons

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) boiled 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 1 tablespoon

  • Peanuts 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add fenugreek seeds and sauté.

Step 2

Add dried red chillies and curry leaves and mix. Add peanuts, shallots and vattal and mix well.

Step 3

Sauté till the shallots are cooked. Dilute the tamarind paste with a little water.

Step 4

Add sambhar powder, tuvar dal, asafoetida and salt to the pan and mix well. Add the diluted tamarind paste and mix.

Step 5

Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes, on low heat. Mix rice flour with a ¼ cup water and add it to the pan.

Step 6

Mix well and cook further for 2-3 minutes or till the oil separates. Serve hot.

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