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Vatha Kulambu, Tamil cuisine


Sunda Vathal (Dry turkey berry) – a handful
Shallots – 10
Tomatoes – 3
Chilli powder – 2 table spoon
Coriander powder – 3
Turmeric powder – 1 tea spoon
Garlic – 10 cloves
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds –  ½ tea spoon
Skinless black gram - ½ tea spoon
Tamarind – a small ball
Gingelly oil – 3 table spoon
Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
Salt to taste

Method of preparation

  • Pour 3 table spoons of gingelly oil in a pan.  Add mustard seeds, skinless black gram, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add washed and clean dry turkey berries to it.
  • Add shallots and garlic. Sauté.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and salt to taste.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and stir well.
  • Add a little water to tamarind, mash with you hand. Pour the juice into the pan and cook till oil comes on top of the curry.
  • Vatha kulambu is ready to serve with rice.