Friday, June 4, 2010

Vathal kulambu / Manathakkali Spicy Gravy

Manathakkali vathal Kulambu !!! - An ultimate south Indian food. I ate this kulambu @ my friends place for the first time in a small town call darmapuri, India. I fall in love with this delicious recipe from the day and cant wait to share it with you all :) it goes awesomely well with arisi vadaam and appalam. I tried with potato fries and it was like Wow !!!

Try it and you are definitely gonna love it !!!


Manathakkali Vathal - 10 tbsp
Small onions 20 Nos
Mango pieces (raw or ripened) - 5 pieces
Garlic cloves - 7 Pods
Tamarind paste - Lemon sized soaked in water
Tomatoes - 3
Black pepper - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
urad dal - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste


Dry roast black pepper, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds and red chillies . Grind them into coarse powder and keep it aside.
Roast manathakkali with little oil and keep it aside.
Heat a pan with oil, temper mustard,cumin seeds and urad dal with few curry leaves. Now add onions and garlic pods, saute it until it turns golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes,fry for 10 mns.Add turmeric powder, chili powder and the corse paste made earlier with tamarind water.
allow it to boil for 10 mns. Now add manathakali vathal, mango pieces, sprinkle the ghee, add required amount of salt and close the lid for 10 mns and switch off the stove. Serve hot with rice.

You can keep it for 3 to 4 days by occasionally heating it.

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