Sep 1, 2008

Drumstick Vatha kozhambu

This is something I love to make and to eat of course!. Here is the recipe for making drumstick vatha kozhambu.

Ingredients:-
  1. Drumstick - 3 (cut into 2" size pieces)
  2. Tamarind - a small lemon sized
  3. Sesame oil - 5 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Sambar powder - 1 1/4 tsp (acc to taste)
  6. salt to taste
  7. Jaggery - 2 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  10. Channa dhall - 1/2 tsp
  11. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  12. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  13. Curry leaves - few
  14. Rice flour - 1 tsp (optional)
Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water and squeeze out the juice. Take a pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhall, channa dhall, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and fry it till golden brown. Now add the chopped drumstick to it and fry it for 5 mts. Now add the tamarind juice, turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and let it cook for 10 mts. under low flame. Now add the jaggery and let it boil for another 5 mts. In this stage add water if necessary. If you need this kozhambu in thicker consistency, then mix rice flour in 2 tbsp water and pour it in kozhambu and let it cook for another 5 mts. Turn off the stove after getting required consistency. This can be eaten with white rice, can also be eaten as side dish for curd rice.
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