Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe - Vatha kulambu recipe - Tangy tamarind gravy for steamed rice - side for steamed rice - Lunch, Dinner recipe

Making kulambu with mixed vathal was in my list for a while. My mum makes Vatha kulambu Other time when I was there I brought this mixed vathal bag. My kids love different types of puli kulambu / Kuzhambu . This one is no exception. Keerai kootu (with coconut) or Keerai kootu goes well with this. Of course any crackers will go well too. During my school days my grandma makes vathal during vegetable season and distribute to all the kids house.. Now a days we buy from shops 

Small onions / Shallots - 10 (sliced)
Garlic - 10 pods
Mixed vathal or your option of vathal - 1/2 cup
Gingerly oil - 2 tablespoon
Tomatoes - 1 (Optional)
Tamarind - Gooseberry size (Add 2 cup of hot water to take tamarind juice)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1/8 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 15-20
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 2.5 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 1/2 teaspoon 


Heat the pan with gingerly oil. Add Mustard seeds let it pop. Add Onion, garlic and fry for 2 mins. Add tomatoes and fry for a min. 
Add vathal and fry for a min. Add  Turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and fry for another 2 mins. 
Add tamarind and required water.Let it boil till desired consistency. Add Jaggery and boil for min
Enjoy it with steamed rice