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Manathakkali Vathal Pathiya Kuzhambu by Rajeshwari Ganesh

posted 23 Feb 2014, 07:28 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 23 Feb 2014, 07:29 ]
Pathiya Samayal Contest entry by Rajeshwari Ganesh

Ingredients
Gingelly oil - 2 tablespoon
Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urdal - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli - 2
Thur dal - 1 teaspoon
Manathakkali vathal - 1 teaspoon
Salt - To Taste
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few

Method:
Heat the tamarind in flame and soak in water and extract the tamarind juice and keep it aside
Heat ghee in a pan and fry the manathakkali vathal till it turns crisp. Take it in a plate and keep it aside
Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds, when the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urdal, broken red chilli, thur dal and fry till the dals turns golden brown color
To this add tamarind extract and salt and allow the vathakuzhambu to boil
When the raw smell of tamarind goes off, add the fried manathakkali vathal and curry leaves and remove from flame
Serve vathakuzhambu with hot rice and sutta appalam
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