Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Varthericha kulambu


  • 1 cup Squash cut into cubes

  • 1 plantain cut lenthewise

  • 3 cups of vegetables cut lengthwise (potatoes, okra, chepankilangu(yam), bringal, snake gourd, carrots)

Ingredients to fry and grind

  • 1 lemon sized tamarind (extract the juice in 1 cup water)

  • 1 tablespoon of Jaggary or Brown Sugar

  • Rice 2 tbl spoon

  • Red Chillies 10 nos

  • Urad dhal 1 tbl spoon

  • Thoor dhal 1 tbl spoon

  • Methi seeds 1/2 tsp

  • Seasme seeds 1 tsp

For Thalipu

  • 1 sprig of Curry leaves

  • 1 tspn Mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tspn Methi seeds

  1. Boil all the vegetables except okra and squash for about 10 min in water. Add salt and turmeric powder.

  2. Add tamarind juice. Now add okra and squash and boil for another 5 minutes

  3. Now add the ground powder and jagary. Let it boil for 2 - 3 minutes.

  4. Heat oil a separate pan, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the Methi seeds till they turn brown. Lastly add curry leaves and immediately add to the boiling kuzambu. Serve it hot

We make this kulambu during thiruvadari day. We make it with thiruvadari kali. Although kali is sweet the combination is really good.


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