Manithakkali Vendaya Kuzhambu
Manithakkali Vatral 1 tbsp
Tamarind marble size
Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
Tuvar dhal 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1-2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Oil 2 tsp
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
Gram flour 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Soak tamarind in 1 cup of warm water.
Squeeze out and keep the the tamamrind extract aside
Heat a pan with oil. Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the fenugreek seed, tuvar dhal and asafoetida.
Saute for a minute and then add the manathakkali vatral and saute till all of them puff up in the hot oil. Add the turmeric and chili powder to this and saute well.
Now pour the tamarind extract to this and mix well. Let this mixture boil in a medium flame for another 5-7 minutes.
Add the curry leaves, and by now you will getting the tangy aroma. Mix the gram flour in water and pour this mixture into the kuzhambu.
Let it cook for another 5 minutes in a very low flame, so that it thickness a little Switch off the fire and serve hot with rice and curry
Thali Mela by Srivalli.
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NOTE: I guess i missed out on telling what Manathakali Vatral means: Well, it the sundried form of Black Nightshade(type of berry)