Last updated on April 5th, 2015
Murungakai vatha kuzhambu-drumstick vatha kuzhambu is a yet another classic authentic recipe from Tamilnadu. My favorite dish from Tamil cuisine is vatha kuzhambu,without a second thought.I can survive on this,there are so many types of vatha kuzhambu and I am the one who loves all the varieties. Though I do not like drum stick very much,I just love the flavor it imparts to this kuzhambu along with pearl onions.Very easy to make during rushed hours,this kuzhambu stays good for long time even at room temperature and tastes wonderful with steamed rice and sesame oil.Have you ever eaten curd rice with vatha kuzhambu as side dish,if not try once to know what I mean,incomparable combo :). Here I am adding one more recipe to the collection of kuzhambu recipes here,drum stick vatha kuzhambu
.If you ar looking for more spicy and tangy kuzhambu recipes,here are few
Chinna vengaya vatha kuzhambu-Stew with pearl onions
Thakkali vatha kuzhambu-Stew with tomatoes
Kathrikai vatha kuzhambu-Stew with egg plant
Murungakai vatha kuzhambu recipe
Star ingredients: Drumstick and pearl onions
1 long drumstick,cut into 1″ pieces
10-12 pearl onions,peeled
1 small tomato (optional)
3 Tablespoons thick tamarind juice
1 table spoon sambar powder
1 teaspoon methi seeds
1 teaspoon channa dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 dried red chillies
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 cups water
1. In a cast iron kadai heat 1 table spoon sesame oil to smoking point,add methi seeds and let it splutter..Next add chillies, channa dal and saute for 2 minutes.
2.Add the chopped tomatoes,whole onions,cut drumstick pieces,turmeric powder,sambar powder and saute well for 10 minutes,till the raw smell goes off. Add the tamarind juice and mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
3.Add water,salt and cook on medium flame till the quantity reduces and thickens. Add 1 more spoon of sesame oil,keep in high flame for five minutes and remove from heat.
4.Serve hot with rice and sesame oil.
1.Tomato is added for color,you can leave it out if not preffered
2.Make sure to use fresh plump drum sticks as they will have more flsh.If drumstick is not tender it will be very chewy and take long time to cook.
3.You can use toor dal instead of channa dal.