DRUMSTICK KUZHAMBU

DRUMSTICK KUZHAMBU

This is a South Indian Kuzhambu. This is a wholesome and hearty meal when served with plain rice and vegetable curry or papad.

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DRUMSTICK KUZHAMBU

Srimathi Sundararaman
A tasty accompaniment for rice in a traditional South Indian style
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Peeople

Ingredients
  

For making podi

  • 6 – 8 Numb Red chilli
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Thuvar dal
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds

For making kuzhambu

  • 1 Medium Gooseberry sized tamarind soaked in hot water
  • 1/2 cup Small Onions
  • 2 Numbers Drum sticks
  • Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Gingelly Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds

Instructions
 

  • Soak medium gooseberry sized tamarind in hot water. After sometime squeeze the tamarind to get the tamarind juice> keep it aside.
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  • In a kadai fry the red chillies, coriander seeds, thuvar dal and chana dal
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  • Add fenugreek seeds at the end so that it doesn't become bitter
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  • Fry the spices till the dal becomes golden brown and spread it in a separate plate for faster cooling
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  • Ground the spices into a coarse powder
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  • Take oil in a kadai
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  • Add mustard and curry leaves
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  • When mustard splutters, add the onions and fry till onion turns slightly brown.
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  • Add turmeric powder and fry till its aroma goes
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  • Now add the tamarind juice and 1 cup water
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  • Add salt as per taste
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  • As the tamarind water is boiling add the drum stick pieces. Let it cook for few minutes.
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  • Once the drum stick is cooked add the ground spice powder
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  • Boil the kuzhambu till the gravy thickens.
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  • Now transfer the kuzhambu to a serving bowl and serve it along with rice
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Notes

Use gingelly oil for better results. This recipe requires more oil than usual. 
Adding a little bit of jaggery will enhance the taste.
Keyword drum stick, kuzhambu, podi potta



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