Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu

Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu

Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu

Yet another special dish of Tamilnadu- Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu.

Manathakkali Vathal- 5 tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Fenugreek- 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - Few
Tamarind extract - 1 cup
Water- 1 cup
Salt as per taste

To Roast and Grind

Coconut- 1/2 cup (Shredded)
Red Gram | Thoor Dhall- 5 tbsp
Black Gram- 1 tbsp
Pepper Corns- 2 tbsp
Cumin- 1 tbsp
Red Chilly- 5 mos
Oil- 1 tbsp

Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu
Heat a wok with 1 tbsp oil.
Roast thoor dhall, black gram, cumin, pepper and red chilly till a nice aroma arises.
Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu
Add coconut and fry till coconut turns mild brown.
Let the mixture cool and grind it with 100 ml water to make a smooth paste and set aside.
Heat the wok with 2 tbsp of oil.
Fry curry leaves, mustard.
Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu
Add manathakkali vathal and fry for 3 minutes.
Add the ground coconut masala paste and add 1 cup water.
Add salt, check and adjust now.
Add tamarind extract and let it boil for 10 minutes.
Put off the flame and serve hot with rice and pickle.
Manathakkali Vatral Kuzhambhu


  1. kuzhambu looks very tasty.

  2. Can survive for many days with this fingerlicking kuzhambu..

  3. wow a great looking kuzhambu.... loved the pics...


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