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Spicy Vathal Kuzhambu recipe

Spicy Vathal Kuzhambu recipe

This recipe if cooked is too good to resist from tasting. My amma would make this at home, & i love having this Kuzhambu till the last drop leaves the bowl.. I am an addict to spicy foods so i am a lover of pulikaichal, vathal Kuzhambu, etc... These recipes don't need any side dishes as it contains everything required into itself. Still we can have this Vathal Kuzhambu with Aplams/papads. We can even taste this Kuzhambu with any kinds of breakfast items like dosai, idli, upma,and even chapatis.

Now getting back to the recipe let us look at the set of all ingredients required.

  • Any Vathals of your choice - 1/2 cup

  • Tamarind - Lemon size
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Hing - A pinch

  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/4 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tbsp

  • Turmeric - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Jaggery - 1/2 to 1/4 tbsp[optional]
  • Sambar powder- 1 tbsp


Preparing Time
30 minutes


Soak tamarind in 3/4 cup hot water & take the extract thick juice. Throw the pulp.

Heat oil in pan splutter mustard, fenugreek seeds & urad dal, add a pinch of hing & fry the vathals till it turns brown.

Add the tamarind juice,sambar powder, salt & turmeric powder & bring it to a boil.

Turn off & serve hot with Rice & aplams.

Vathal Kuzhambu Without Vathals(plain)

If you do not have Vathals, still this dish can be tried at home. Just some more ingredients would be essential.
  • Kadalai parupu/split bengal gram- 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chilly- 4 to 5(based on your spicy level)

Fry split bengal gram dal, venthayam, green chilly till you can smell the chilly. Now follow the usual procedure of Vathal kulambu.

Spicy Vathal Kuzhambu is ready to be served.

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