Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe

This is very simple and easy recipe.I got this recipe from my mil and her version is really amazing.


1/2 cup Dry Mixed Vathal
1/2 cup Thick Tamarind Extract
1/3 tsp Turmeric powder 
1 tbsp Sambar Powder
1 tbsp Sesame oil 

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 
A pinch Hing
1/3 tsp Urad dal 
1/4 tsp Methi Seeds


Make ready the Vathal first.I used Mixed Vathals like Kathiri,sundaikai,Mangai,Manatha thakkali, can use any one kind also.

Heat the Oil and add the Mustard Seeds,Methi Seeds,Urad dal and Hing,wait till crackle.Then add the Vathal into the oil and fry them till golden brown.

Add the tamarind extract,turmeric powder,sambar powder and salt. Let the kuzhambu into thick and then transfer it into serving bowl.

Try this Vatha Kuzhambu with hot rice and sutta Applam.

Have a Nice Day!

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  1. i heard that almost all tamilians favourite dish z vatha kuzhambu… even it iz one of the most favorite n compulsory recipe on every tamilans wedding….i never had this one…looks so rich…hope itz a traditional recipe..

  2. Love your version of vatha kuzhambu..its been along time since i prepared or tasted. I like to add lots of garlic to the kuzhambu, thats how my mom makes at home..anyway will definitely try your recipe.

    Aaha Oho

  3. Hi Premalatha,

    First tme on your site and I love the recipe and the clicks. Its the sambar powder that makes the difference to any vatha kuzhambu. I love it every day with a dash of ghee, sutta appalam and alu roast….Now you are making me hungry!

  4. Thanks Mrs.Shoba Shrinivasan,I love to use sambar powder in vatha Kuzhambu because the kuzhambu becomes thick and yummy…Sambar powder sure will give nice flavour than the normal chilli powder…Pls try n let me know.

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