September 13, 2013

Varatharach Kuzhambu

This Kuzhambu happens to be my Appa's and Hubby's favourite. Even i too like. It goes well with even Dosa/Idly. Now off to the recepie. My Amma and Athai makes this superbly. And now according to my Hubby, even i too fall into this category.!!!

  • Onion – 3 or 4
  • Potato – 2
  • Tamarind – A lemon Size
  • Salt – As needed
To Grind:-

  • Thoor Dal – 2 Tbsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 Tbsp
  • Shallots – 5 or 6
  • Curry Leaves – 2 Sticks
  • Ellu – 2 Tbsp
  • Scraped coconut – ½ Cup
  • Red Chilly – 10/12
To Temper

  • Mustard/Kaduk - 1 Tsp
  • Oil - 1 Tsp
  • Immerse the tamarind in Water and make Tamarind Water (Puli Vellom).
  • Transfer this to cooker and throw in the Onion and Potatoes.
  • Keep this for 2 Whistles.
  • In a Kadai, dry roast the ingredients till the coconut changes to Brown Color in the To Grind 
    section except Ellu.

  • Wash the ellu nicely and keep it aside in a small siever so that rest of water oozes out.
  • Transfer this ellu into a kadai and roast till the Bursting of Ellu stops.

  • Grind to a nice paste the ellu and the rest of items.
  • Open the Cooker and add this paste.
  • Allow it to Boil vigorously
  • Pour oil into a Fry Pan and add them to Temper Items.
  • Pour the same into the Kootan.

Delicious Varatharach Kuzhambu is ready.

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