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 murungakkai vatha kuzhambu stays good for long time even at room temperature.
Vatha kuzambu 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,drum stick vatha kuzhambu recipe for you all.
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Murungakkai Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe
Murungakkai vatha kuzhambu-drumstick vatha kuzhambu is a yet another classic authentic recipe from Tamilnadu. Made with drumstick pieces this vatha kuzambu is so delicious and tangy. Serve with steamed rice for that perfect comforting meal!
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon methi seeds
- 1 teaspoon chana dal
- 2 dried red chilies
- 10 pear onions
- 1 tomato chopped
- 1 cup drumstick pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 `tablespoons sambar powder
- 2 tablespoons thick tamarind extract
- salt to taste
In a cast iron pan heat 1 table spoon sesame oil to smoking point,add methi seeds and let it splutter..Next add chilies, channa dal and saute for 2 minutes.
- 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.
Next 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.
- Serve hot with rice and sesame oil.
Tomato is added for color,you can leave it out if not preferred.
Make sure to use fresh plump drum sticks as they will have more flesh. If drumstick is not tender it will be very chewy and take long time to cook.
You can use toor dal instead of channa dal.