Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dry Turkey Berries In Tamarind Gravy/Sundakka Vatha Kuzhambu

Sundakka which is well known as turkey berry have loads of medicinal value and it has a rich source of dietary fibers and vitamins, which effectively eliminates stomach worms and improves digestive system..This kuzhambu is quite a speciality among the South Indians, its one of the comforting food for many of us, especially for me i can survive for many days with this super delicious,tangy and absolutely fingerlicking gravy..Most of us know that Vathal means vegetables which are sun dried,later they are used in gravy prepared basically with tamarind extract, you can add many vegetables like brinjal,drumsticks and potatoes to give a different flavour to this gravy, but i prepared this gravy simply with dry turkery berries and skipped completely the veggies in it, serve this super delicious gravy with hard boiled eggs or papads with hot steaming rice while its too cold outside, i can say definitely you will have a wonderful lunch.

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1/4cup Sundakka vathals/Dry turkey berries
1cup Tamarind juice
1no Onion (big & diced)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
7nos Garlic cloves
Few curry leaves
1tsp Chilly powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin ppowder
1tsp Mustard seeds +fenugreek seeds
1/2tsp Ajwain seeds
1/2cup Gingelly oil
Salt

Heat gingelly oil in a heavy bottomed pan, fry the mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,ajwain seeds and curry leaves now add the dry turkey berries and garlic cloves and fry until they turns brown, add immediately the diced onions,chopped tomatoes and cook until the onions turns transculent and tomatoes turns mushy..

Add the chilly powder,coriander powder,pepper powder,cumin powder,salt to the tamarind juice and finally add this spiced tamarind juice to the cooking veggies, cook everything in simmer until the oil gets separates,the gravy constitency should be bit thick..

Serve hot with hot steaming rice and papads..

45 comments:

Kavi said... Reply To This Comment

yummy kozhambu! my favorite vaththa kozhambu! Do link it to my HCC event if you can..
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Vandana Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

yummy Priya..liked the thick brown gravy..so tempting.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Ya sure it has very high medicinal value. The kozhambu is thick and perfect

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's a lovely combo of ingredients..looks good priya..

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely rich and tangy gravy. Yummy...

vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

When I first saw ur post I thought its a turkey recipe,havent heard about turkery berries..nice gravy !

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a combo of chettinad karakuzhambu and our no masala vatha kuzhambu. Indeed a very good one and the sundaikkai will also taste awesome when the flavours are infused.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Nice kuzhambu! Love the tangy taste...

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I should google what this turkey berry is, and the curry looks so so delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

My fav kulambu. Looks absolutely delicious. Love to have it with appalam...

Sudha Sabarish said... Reply To This Comment

Wow vathakuzhambu is one of my fav.Love to have with hot rice and appalam.Ur tempting me to prepare today itself.

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

thats a new ingredient for me but am sure tthat used to grow around my bangalore house. the curry looks amazing.

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

MMmm..Mouthwatering kozhambu.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Not tasted these berries yet..The gravy looks so good!! Nice color too...
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Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow delicious and tempting kuzhambu,sure it taste yum...

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

This is my fav kuzhambu and it's really a comforting one Priya..Slurp

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

ahaa - idhivaraikum manakidhu :) Sooper yum!

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo an new recipe

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious..

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

it's new to me.....luks yummy n delicious

ANU said... Reply To This Comment

yum yum...perfect for this winter....


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divya said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing recipe.... Looks yum..Gr8

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

It sounds so delicious, comforting n homey! Great recipe Priya :)
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Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Sundakka eh? I'm intrigued! But the dish looks simply delish.

Ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

vathakozhambu looks tempting, lov it with appalam and thogayal.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Vathal Kuzhambu luks appetizingly flavorful.Luv it.

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Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yum, perfectly wintery. Great Priya.

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

a truly comforting gravy!

chitraj.hegde said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks yummy and tasty....I never tried this kind of curry..and would like to know more about Turkey berry....

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

First time I realized that Chundakka [ hoping it is the same as we know it in Kerala?] is known as Turkey Berry.
We have not seen it in the Indian groceries here.

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

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Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Gravy looks so tempting..flavorful and yummy

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Vathakulambu looks delicious Priya. my favorite.

mykitchentrials said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good!

julie said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy delicious gravy..perfect combo with rice!!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting. Couldn't guess what these berries are even after checking images. :)

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

kuzhambu looks so tempting...nice recipe...

Rajee Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy vatha kuzhambu. My all time favorite combo with curd rice.... Delicious...

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

So yummy and delicious one. I second Rajee and this is one of my favorite combo too.

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

sounds especially tasty..
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Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I am drooling my fav! Looks perfect!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Comforting Kuzhambu. truly said could go on for days with these Vathal kuzhambu. Adding cumin powder and ajwain seeds in kuzhambu was new to me.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Vatha kuzhambu and thair saadam any time:-)

Kavi said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks so much for linking your entry to my HCC event & making it a huge success Priya! Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III
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Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Kulambu looks so inviting. Thanks a lot for linking...