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Poondu Vatha Kuzhambu

 One of the flavourful vathakuzhambu is the one that is made with Poondu Vatha Kuzhambu. Whenever I say lets make Vatha Kuzhambu, my kids vote for Poondu Vatha Kuzhambu. One of the dishes that my brother also likes which I cook.  Ingredients: Garlic - the best one for this is the Malai Poondu vareity the bigger pods one. - 2 nos (you get close to 24 pods) Vathakuzhambu Podi -  4 spoons Curry leaves - few Salt (use coarse rock salt) - 1 1/2 tsp Gingely oil - 6 tbsp Tamarind paste - 8 spoons Water - 2 cups (200 ml) For tempering Mustard seeds - 1 tsp Channa dal - 1 tbsp Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp Method: In a hard bottom pan add gingely oil and when it is hot reduce the flame and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add the channa dal, methi seeds and the garlic pods. Saute them till the garlic turns golden brown. Ensure the dal and methi seeds do not char. Add the curry leaves and saute it for a few seconds.  Add the vathakuzhamby podi and  fry it in the oil. Add 1 cup of water from the si