Friday, March 6, 2009

Veggie thenga paal kolambu

Veggie thenga paal kolambu
This dish is close to the veggie kurma we usually do, but the tamarind and coconut milk adds flavour to the gravy.

Drumstick -1
Peas/Beans -1
Small Onion-2
Garic - 7 cloves
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup thick
Tamarind juice extracted - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - a pinch
Mustard seems - 1/2 ts
Curry leaves - 10
Coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste

1.Heat oil, add mustard seens, leave it to splutter. Then add cumin seeds,curry leaves, onions , garlic and saute till its fried well
2.Add the veggies and fry for 3-5 mins. Add salt, turmeric powder,chilli and coriander powder. Add water let all the ingredients
combine and leave it till all the veggies get cooked
3.Now add extracted tamarind juice and allow it to boil well till raw smell of tamarind goes and veggies are softened
4.Add garam masala, coconut milk cook in low heat for 3-5mins.
NOTE : Dont overcook after the coconut milk is added
5.Garnish with Coriander leaves

Veggie thenga paal kolambuThere is no grinding needed for this gravy except for the coconut milk extracted. It goes well with idly/dosa.
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. First time to your blog and Wow!! looks delicious Veggie kolambu with dosa..looks super yum!

  2. Ahhh... How did I missed to notice this... Looks so yummy :) cant wait to try this out... but i`m not sure that i can get some thing like urs ;)

  3. Hey sharmi , Today I tried this one :) for dosa... it was delicious :) thanks for the recipe!!!

  4. Tried this today and was a hit :-)


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