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Venthaya kulambu(Methi seed gravy)

My mom used to ask me to take venthayam often as it keeps our body cool.One of my friend used to add meethi seed as thalippu for every kulambu.Since my son dont like the taste of bitterness in venthayam,i wont prefer to add it.I like to take it indirectly.so i prepared this kulambu and it came out well and taste yummy .


Venthayam - 1 tbsp
Coriander seed - 2 tbsp
channa dhal - 1 tbsp
Red chilli - 6 (my chilli's are not spicy)
Coconut - 2 Tbsp

Small onion - 6 or 8 shallots
Curry leaves-3 stem
Tamarind - small lemon size or 2 tbsp from tamarind concentrate
Hing - a pinch
Water - 2 cup
Jaggery - small piece
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seed - 2 tsp
Broken urad dhal - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp (i used olive oil,but gingerly oil is apt one for this)


* Soak tamarind in 1 cup water or dissolve tamarind concentrate in 1 cup water
* Fry the ingrediants which are in grinding part in very less oil and grind it without adding water.It should be in thin powder consistency.
* Chop small onion lengthy wise.
* Chop curry leaves into small piece

Take a non stick or thick kadai,add oil followed by mustard seed,broken urad dhal,curry leaves and hing.Fry it for awhile.Now add small onions.Fry till onion are soft.Add tamarind water and 1 cup water.when kulambu starts to boil,add the grinded powder,turmeric powder and salt.To get slightly sweet taste,add jaggery.Close the lid and cook till oil oozes out.Stir it often,so that kulambu dnt get burnt underneath.One oil oozes out,switch off the stove and transfer to a bowl.You can serve this with hot hot rice .Best side dish for this is vadagam.


* While frying the venthayam ,dnt burnt it .Burnt venthayam will give more bitter taste.
* Adding jaggery will give sweet taste to kulambu aand also those to dont like bittertaste will also like this kulambu.
* Many used to say,too much oil in this.But when u mix this kulambu with hot rice ,the oil and kulambu will give a yummy taste.Main taste is in the oil.once in awhile we can use 2 tbsp more oil.


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