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Manathakkali vathal kulambu recipe
Manathakkali vathal kulambu recipe a tangy gravy best sidedish to go with rice, idli and dosa too.
Author: Sharmilee J
  • 1 heaped tbsp manathakkali vathal blacknight shade
  • 1/4 cup small onion
  • 10 nos garlic pearls
  • 1 tsp jaggery powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste
Spice powders:
For tamarind extract:
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Heat gingelly oil - add vathal and fry until crisp and set aside.In the same kadai add the items listed 'to temper'.Let it splutter.
  2. Add small onion,garlic and required salt.Saute till its transparent.Add turmeric,red chilli and sambar powder.
  3. Fry for a minute and let it bubble for a minute then add fried vathal and give a quick saute.In a bowl add tamarind along with 1/2 cup water and squeeze to extract juice.
  4. Strain and add the tamarind water along with 1/2 cup water.Cook covered until the gravy thickens and oil floats on top.
  5. When its slightly thick and oil floats on top add jaggery powder give a quick mix and switch off.
  6. Serve hot with rice.
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