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Poondu Vatha Kozhambu

posted 24 Mar 2014, 06:44 by R A   [ updated 24 Mar 2014, 06:47 ]
Wondering why adding a separate post for Poondu Vathakozhambu? This is one dish that is loved by every one at home and my preparation specially is liked by even extended family members. Though the method I make might be a common one, I do want to share how I make it on request of a few of my friends and cousins who have had it before. 

Garlic Cloves - from 2 garlic
Gingely Oil - 6 to 8 tbsp
Tamarind Paste - 4 tbsp or two cups of tamarind water
Curry Leaves - a few
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram Dal - 1 tbsp
Hing powder - 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add the bengal gram dal and garlic cloves. When the cloves are fried add sambar powder and fry that in the same oil till it emitts a nice aroma. Add salt and 2 cups of water and tamarind paste and mix well. Bring it to boil and let it reduce. Serve it with any pappad or spicy curry of your choice. Find below step by step pictures for the same.