I dont like sundakkai and i hate its sour taste. Last month i attended a function where they served sundakkai vatha kuzhambu. Its taste was fantastic. I decided to give it a try. Today morning i didn’t had breakfast and i was damn hungry. I thought to cook for lunch soon. I tried this kuzhambu which came out very well. My stomach started craving more with this kuzhambu smell. I had wheel chips vathal with this recipe. The combination was really yummy.
- 1/2 cup sundakkai vathal(dried turkey berry or Bhankatiya)
- 2 medium sized onions
- 2 tomato
- 2 green chillies
- 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- tamarind – lemon size soaked in water for 30minutes
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- a pinch of fenugreek powder(vendhayam powder)
- salt to taste
- 10 curry leaves
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 4-5 tsp cooking oil
- Cut tomato and blend it in mixie. Grind grated coconut in mixie to make a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan or kadhai. Tamper mustard seeds, fenugreek powder and curry leaves. Add sliced onions and green chilli. Cook till it turns golden brown.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and tomato paste. Fry for a minute. Add coconut paste. Remove the tamarind pulp and extract the water. Add tamarind water in the kuzhambu. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Add salt to taste.
- Let it boil and cook it covered for 10 mins till oil separates. Add sundakkai vathal and cook it for 15 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.