Saturday, April 2, 2011

Manathakkali Vathal kulambu


Tamarind - small lemon sized
small onion - 15
garlic - 10
tomato - 1
curry leaves - 1 stalk
Manathakkali vathal -2 tspns(or sunda vathal)
red chilli powder-1 tspn
corainder powder-2 tspns
turmeric powder-1/2 tspn
Asfoedita - a pinch

mustard seeds-1 tspn
methi seeds -1/2 tspns
gingelly oil- 2 tspns
cooking oil -2 tspns


1.Soak tamarind in water. Mash the tamarind and extract the water alone.
2.In a kadaai add 1 tspn of gingelly oil and fry the manathakkali vathal till it turns brownish black. keep it aside.
3.In same kadaai, heat the remaining oil add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asfoetida when it starts spluttering add onions and garlic.
4.Fry for few seconds and add chilli powder , corainder powder then add tomato pieces.
5. After frying it add the tamarind water and let it boils.
6.Boil till the oil comes out on top, then add the fried vathal into kulambu.
7.Serve vathal kulambu with white rice .


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