Chettinad Thakkali Kulambu / Kuzhambu, Tomato kulambu
Chettinad Thakkali Kulambu or Kuzhambu is a very versatile and tasty gravy. It goes well with hot plan rice. Not difficult to make, this gravy is very yummy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
For the paste
- 1/2 cup small onions / sambar vengayam chopped
- 2 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
- 1 tsp fenugreek seeds / methi dana
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 2 whole dry red chilli
- 1/2 cup coconut cut into small pieces
For the gravy
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 4 - 5 tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- lemon sized ball tamarind soaked in water
- 3 tbsp coriander leaves / cilantro finely chopped
Making the paste
Add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, whole red chili, onion, and coconut. Cook till a nice aroma emanates from it and the coconut lightly changes it's color.
Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Add some water and blend to make a paste.
Making the gravy
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Fry till it splutters.
Add the curry leaves and tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy.
Throw in the turmeric powder, salt and the blend paste.
Add the tamarind paste and stir well to dissolve. Add required amount of water.
Bring it to a boil and add coriander leaves. Cook on low flame for 5 more minutes.
Remove from stove and serve hot with some plain rice and papad.
- Use small onion if you find them. Otherwise, even the normal onions will do fine.
Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.3g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 4.4g | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 12%