Arachuvitta Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe
- For the Kuzhambu
- Tamarind a small gooseberry size ball
- Hot water 1 c
- Shallots 7 peeled and sliced
- Dry red chilies 2
- Mustard seeds 1 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
- Curry leaves a sprig
- Jaggery 1 tbsp grated
- Salt to taste
- Sesame oil 2 tbsp
- Hing a large pinch
- For the Spice powder
- Toor dal/ Thuvaram paruppu/ Split pigeon pea lentils 1 tbsp
- Urad dal 1 tsp
- Pepper corns 1 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp
- Dry red chili 1
- Oil 1 tsp
- Soak tamarind in the hot water. Set aside.
- In a pan, add 1 tsp oil and roast all the ingredients mentioned under the For The Spice Powder head until the dals turn light brown and aromatic. Let cool.
- Once cool, grind to a fine powder.
- Extract tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind and discard the pulp.
- Heat a pan with 2 tbsp sesame oil.
- Splutter mustard seeds and add fenugreek seeds, hing, red chilies and curry leaves next.
- Now tip in the sliced shallots and fry till translucent.
- At this stage, add the tamarind extract, jaggery and salt and mix well.
- Let the mixture simmer till the raw smell of tamarind goes away. Takes anywhere between 5 to 7 mins.
- Once done, turn down the flame to the lowest and add the spice powder and mix well, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
- Crank up the heat to a medium high and simmer further for about 3 to 4 mins.
- Once done, serve hot.
The addition of jaggery is a must or you will find the kuzhambu too tart.
Use sesame oil for best results.
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