Friday, 16 December 2016

Vatha Kuzambu paste

Ingredients :

  • Tamarind - 1/2 k.g.
  • Channa dal - 1/4 k.g.
  • Thuvar dal - 1/2 k.g.
  • Coriander seeds - 200 gms
  • Dry red chilli - 1/4 k.g.
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 50 gms
  • Manatha kali vathal  1 hand full.
  • Salt - as required
  • Jaggery - lemon size
  • Curry leaves - little.

Method :

 Soak  tamarind in warm water. Take one deep bottom vessel. Exract juice from the tamarind adding enough water. Add salt, turmeric, jaggery  and  asafoetida. Mix well and allow to boil till the raw smell goes. Mean time  fry channa dal, thurdal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies till nice aroma comes and dal change in to golden brown. Powder it in a mixer. Then add this powder to tamarind water. When the kuzambu becomes thick add seasame oil to that, and remove from the gas. Store it in air tight dabba . You can use this paste for a month. Keep it in a fridge. Finely heat seasame oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, channa dal, manatha kali vathal and curry leaves to that . When the seeds pop and the dal change in to golden brown add it to to kuzambu.

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