Monday, October 26, 2009

Thakkali kulambu

Thakkali kulambu is a very common curry prepared in Tirunelveli / Kovilpatti of South India. Garam masala or cinnamon are not added like a kuruma in this recipe. So it is liked by people who like lesser spices.

I came to know of this recipe from my colleagues, who rush home to prepare dinner for the family after a long tiring day.

It is a very simple recipe and can be prepared in 20 minutes.



Ingredients:
Tomato - 2 (100 gms)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Shallot onion - 4
mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
oil - 1 tsp
curry leaf - 1 sprig
salt - to taste

Directions:


Pressure cook tomatoes with turmeric powder, sambar powder, red chilly powder along with 1 cup of water to one whistle.

Remove the skin and mash the tomato with hand. The coarse texture of tomato adds a grade to the kulambu.

Grind coconut, onion and cumin to a fine paste.

Mix the coconut paste with tomato mixture in a vessel.
Bring it to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes with boiling.

Add salt to taste.

Heat oil in a wok. Splutter the mustard and fry the curry leaves.
Pour over the boiling curry.

Tomato kulambu is ready.

Serving suggestions:

Serves two.
It is mostly served as curry over hot rice.
Serve with any vegetable poriyal or omelet.
Good for people who should avoid tamarind.
The left over can be safely refrigerated and used for the next day , as it will not get spoiled.

33 comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

The gravy looks so yummy!!!
Perfect to have with some white rice...
delicious!!!

Priya said...

Definitely a delicious and easy kuzhambu Viki..

Shama Nagarajan said...

my favourite one...helps in quick preparation of dinner

Anupama said...

A very different kuzhambu... will soon give it a try :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious and very easy to prepare too as not many ingredients needed for it..will surely try it out

San!!! said...

Nice color,you have mentioned correctly that it goes well with omelet.Thanks for sharing this easy n quick recipe.Good click i should say.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The curry looks so rich and tasty Viki..my daughter will simply love them with least 3 dosai I guess..:D

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Kurma looks so tempting!! love the colour!!

Nandini said...

Always love simple version of Kuzhambu's. colorful and love to have with hot idlis:D

Chitra said...

My MIL makes similar to this..Looks very nice viki:) Will try this soon :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

This will go very well with tiffins....nice one

Suparna said...

hi viki,
sounds and looks very authentic :) easy one too, thanks for the recipe dear :)

prasu said...

very inviting color dear.......curry looks delicious....

sangeeta said...

i missed so many recipes of your's ....
this one looks like a yummy soup..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Though a SouthIndian... I m not familiar with most of them... Getting to know them from yours :)

Sireesha said...

Looks awesome...Will try it..

Happy cook said...

I think they serve this when you have thali in places, i am not sure anyway this looks so so yumm. I would love to eat this with plain rice.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

simple and yum...

Ramya Bala said...

looks yummy..i add sombu also..very flavorful..
and yeah no end to this plaigarisn..eventhough ntg is copied from my blog this time...its so very frustrating :((((

Sanghi said...

Have heard of it, but not tried.. this time will sirely try! I think it will be good for idli and dosas too..! Thanks for the yummy!

Anu said...

Looks yummy and delicious dear...

sowmya.s said...

i make this often and love it..

Padhu said...

Easy to prepare and also inviting. Will give it a try.

kittymatti said...

sounds delcious! feel like licking it up:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks different and nice. A must try version for all.

Akal's Saappadu said...

thakkali kozhambu sounds easy to make indeed, nice recipe!

creech creech, I just did thakkali saadham today :) which requires a similar sauce !

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice Kulambu without tamarind
Thanks for sharing
will try it out soon......

my kitchen said...

Easy & yummy one,goes well with rice

♪PŕİиСεSS ΝuCĥụ♪ said...

Have a doubt!

At first, Pressure cook tomatoes with turmeric powder, sambar powder, red chilly powder without adding water?

Explain please..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for poiting out Princess:)
Now I corrected the post. We need to add 1 cup water also. Sorry for the error.

♪PŕİиСεSS ΝuCĥụ♪ said...

It's Ok Viki :)

Thank you too :)

Subha said...

Though an easy recipe...probably not the best thakkali kuzhambu..can be used during emergency and urgent preparations..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the comment Subha. It is a precious recipe for me and I am sure it is the best thakkali kulambu recipe I ever tasted, as I got it from my friends:)

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