Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pappadom + Tamarind Vathal Kozhambu

This one I came across in a local TV when I was surfing. Though not similar to what my mom makes, it sounded interesting. Hopefully tasty as well.


Cooking Oil: 3 tbsps
Mustard: 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seed: 1 tbsp
Pappadom: 3 (Round one broken/torn into small pieces)
Tamarind: 1 lemon size (Soaked in water)
Chilli powder: 2 tbsp
Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Salt: As needed
Water: As needed
Curry leaves: 2 - 3 sprigs


Heat oil in a wok/Kadai/tawa. Add mustard seed and allow to splutter and then add fenugreek seeds and saute it till it becomes brown. Add the Pappadom pieces and fry it till it becomes crisp. Squeeze the tamarind and extract pulp. Add this pulp to the tawa. Allow it to boil for 2 mins. Then add Chilli, coriander, and turmeric powders and salt. Mix it well and add curry leaves. Mix it well again and allow it to boil for 5-7 mins. Before removing from flame add a teaspoon of oil and remove.

(If you prefer it to be little diluted add extra water when you extract pulp).

This goes well with Rice and Rotis

1 comment:

  1. I love this dish. I made it last year and it turned out pretty tasty. :) Thanks for reminding me.