Sunday, April 12, 2009


Vatral Kuzhambu .. hmm ... Myself and my hubby likes this kuzhambu very much. He always used to say that I am good in making this. This is best when we have it in next day. I used Manathakkali seeds (which is good for mouth & stomach ulcer) and appalam.You try this and give me your comments.

Manathakkali Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Appalam – 2 Nos
Mustard Seeds – ½ spoon
Venthayam Seeds – ½ spoon
Small Onions – 1 small cup
Garlic Cloves – 4 or 5
Tomato – 1
Tamarind – a small lemon size
Gingerly Oil – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Power – 2 tsp

Method :

  • Heat oil and add mustard, venthayam, manathakkali seeds,garlic and fry for few minutes.
  • Then add onion, tomato, splitted appalam and curry leaves and stir for few minutes.
  • Add chilly and coriander powder and stir well.
  • Now add tamarind water, salt and make to boil for few minutes.
  • When the content gets thickened remove and little ghee [Optional]

Serve this with appalam, coconut thuvayal, carrort / cabbage/ beans/ egg poriyal.


  1. when do u add the come u missed the most imp thing??!!

  2. Love the colour of curry...looks so spicy..Would love to have it with rice..:)

  3. Looks delicious; lovely colour. Loved the picture of in your blog title! Is it your's?

  4. Hi Sumathi, am totally new to your place and happy to have found it atleast got to have lot of lovely dishes..especially this Manathakkali kuzhambu is so authentic..I really appreciate your blog name and love the picture..happy to follow you..have joined your blog :-)