This recipe is sinfully easy to make. You don't want to spend long time in kitchen. It only takes 10 minutes to cook this. And you don't want to be nearby all the time. It is seriously very very easy to make. The only hardest part in this dish is peeling the skin of onion.
I recommend bachelors to bookmark this recipe. It requires very less ingredients. You can skip even dry chillies, fenugreek and make it even more simpler. I hope you will try this at home. Here goes the recipe.
Vengaya Kara Kuzhambu
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Kuzhambu
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves: 3 to 4
Shallots / Small Onion - 20
Tamarind - small lemon sized
Sambar powder - 3 tblspn
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Red Chilli - 1(optional)
Salt - as needed
Musard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Gingelly oil / Nallenai - 2tblspn
Soak tamarind in warm water and extract its juice. Peel the skin of onions and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter, add fenugreek(optional), channa dal.
Add in onions, sauté for 2mins until it becomes soft.
Add sambar powder and curry leaves. Sauté for few seconds.
Then, add in tamarind extract,salt and 2 cups of water.
Close the lid and cook for 10-15mins at medium heat. When the oil separates and remove from heat.
Serve hot with rice and pappad. Enjoy!
- Adding fenugreek and red chilli is optional. You can skip this too.
- If you want it to be thick add a tsp of rice flour.
- If you do not have jaggery, you can add sugar.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|Soak tamarind in warm water and extract its juice|
|Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds|
|When it begins to crackle, add fenugreek, channa dal and curry leaves. Saute for 30 seconds|
|Add onion and red chillies|
|Saute until onion becomes soft|
|Add sambar powder|
|Saute for 15 to 30 seconds|
|Now add the tamarind extract and enough water|
|Add jaggery and salt|
|Close the lid and cook for 15 mins over medium heat and remove from flame|
|Venkaya Kara Kuzhambu ready!|