Friday, November 14, 2008

Venthaya kulambu (Methi spicy gravy)

Fenugreek (Methi) seeds and leaves helps in reducing the fatty tissue in our body.
Help in digestion by improving the liver function and to increase blood formation.
It has also shown results in controlling diabetes mellitus.
Soak one teaspoonful of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and this water should be consumed in empty stomach in the morning for controlling Blood Sugar.
So it is good to add it in our daily cooking in some form.
From the link :

Medicinal value of fenugreek

I love this venthaya kulambu for its lovely flavor and simplicity. Many families will have their own recipe for this venthaya kulambu and I am sure every one's version will be yummier than the other.
And here is the Tirunelveli (my native place) version.

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 1/4 lemon size
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
small white or green Brinjal- 3 nos
cury leaves - 1 brig
onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1 small
Hing - a pinch (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

venthaya kulambu masala:

Fenugreek seeds- 1tbsp
cumin - 1/4 tsp
Thoor dal (Red gram) - 2 tbsp
Dry chilli - 4
shredded Coconut - 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan.
Add Fenugreek seeds, Thoor dal, cumin,Dry chillies and fry till it turns golden brown. Then add shredded coconut.
Fry to get golden color.Cool the mixture and grind this to a powder.
Soak Tamarind in hot water and extract juice. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan.
Splutter the Mustard seeds and add chopped onion and fry till it becomes brown.
Then add curry leaves and chopped tomato.
Fry the tomato till it becomes tender.
Then goes the tamarind extract ,turmeric powder, Salt and brinjal.
Cook every thing till the brinjal gets cooked.
Then add the ground venthaya kulambu masala and let it boil for 3 minutes.
Venthaya kulambu is ready.

Serving suggestions:
Goes fine with rice and chapathi.
If served with rice , paruppu usili can be a good combo.


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks yummmy.. its my all time fav!my grandma makes it almost everyday :)

Cham said...

It has been such a long time i made this kuzhambu... Very tasty ur recipe

Gita Jaishankar said...

Vendaya kozumbu looks so delicious. I love this kozumbu with any side dish or just chips...Please check my blog, I have something for you :)

Jaishree Iyer said...

Vendaya kozumbu looks so delicious.

Raks said...

I wanted this recipe for long time,thanks for sharing the recipe:)

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This is new for me.....but looks yummy

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Usha said...

Looks delicious, we make this kozhambu a little differently but I loved your version, will give it a try soon :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, thats a lovely dish and I love to have them the next day because of the aroma... thats a finger licking kulambu...

Premyscakes said...

since long time, was looking for venthaya kulambu, got it looks yummy, even your venthaya kali impressed me.

Premyscakes said...

Viki I tried this yummy kolumbu, we all liked it very much, cant wait to tell u, so posted a comment. Thanks

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