I have already posted a version of Thakkali/Tomato Kulambhu,but today's version is slightly different with drumstick and the freshly ground masala.
I often make the same type of kulambhu for week end lunch,so I thought of making a variation,when I looked my recipe collections,this one attracted me.
I tried it for first time and everybody liked it,but hubby dear wanted to be a bit spicier version.So increase or decrease the spice according to your family preference.We had it along with beans poriyal,rice and pappad for a comforting weekend lunch.Off to the recipe....................
Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2-3
|Drumstick/muringaikkai(2 inch pcs)||10-12|
|Onion(finely chopped)||1(medium size)|
|Curry leaves/karivepillai||1 sprig|
To roast and Grind
|Dried red chilly/varamilagai||5-6|
|Coriander seeds/dhaniya||1 tbs|
For the tempering
Fry the given ingredients with a tsp of oil till it becomes golden,finally add the coconut and put off the fire.Grind it to a fine paste,puree the tomatoes and dilute the tamarind paste in 1/4 cup of water keep it aside.
Cook the drumstick pieces in microwave for 5-6 minutes or till it becomes soft.
Heat up the oil in a pan and crackle the mustard and fenugreek seeds,add in the chopped onion and curry leaves.Saute it till it pinkish.Now add in the chopped garlic,cook it for couple of minutes with a pinch of salt.Add in the tomato puree and cook till the raw smell goes off.
Now add in the ground paste fry it till the oil separates,now add in the tamarind water and add around 11/2 cups of water.Add the cooked drumstick and let it boil till the kulambhu becomes thicken.
Serve it with rice.
- Here I used the frozen drumstick so I cooked in microwave,if you are using fresh one just saute it along with onion.
- I used the tamarind paste can be replaced with fresh tamarind,for this quantity a big gooseberry size is enough.
- Here I used the fat clove of garlic,if it is a smaller one 10-12 cloves can be used.
Sending this recipe to Dish it out-Tomato and Garlic event happenings at my space started by Vardhini.