Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dry Lotus Root In Tamarind Gravy/Thamarai Thandu Vatha Kuzhambu

Few days back, i went for the usual monthly purchasing to Indian grocery, while going through the dry sun dried products section, i got hooked to  these dry lotus root packet. Immediately i picked them and back home i wanted to try as my all time favourite vatha kuzhambu. I prepared this gravy without any expectation and went for usual preparation. Oh my god, these dry roots once get cooked turned out super yummy, tastes fabulous.

Most of us know that Vathal means vegetables which are sun dried,later they are used in gravy prepared basically with tamarind extract.You can add many vegetables like brinjal,drumsticks and potatoes to give a different flavour to this tamarind based sun dried veggies gravy, thats why i prepared this gravy simply with dry lotus roots and brinjals. Serve this super delicious gravy with hard boiled eggs or papads with hot steaming rice,am damn sure you guys will definitely love this fingerlicking gravy.This yummy gravy is my last post of this week's blogging marathon.Do check out the other marathoners running this 17th edition of blogging marathon here.



1/4cup Dry lotus root/Thamarai thandu vathal
1cup Tamarind juice
5-6nos Brinjals (chopped lengthwise)
1no Onion (big & diced)
1/4cup Tomato puree
7nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
Few curry leaves
1tsp Chilly powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin ppowder
1tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/2cup Gingelly oil
Salt

Heat gingelly oil in a heavy bottomed pan, fry the mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves now add the dry lotus roots and garlic cloves and fry until they turns brown.

Add immediately the diced onions,chopped brinjals and cook until the onions turns transculent and brinjals get partially cooked..

Meanwhile add the chilly powder,coriander powder,pepper powder,cumin powder,tomato puree and salt to the tamarind juice.

Finally add this spiced tamarind juice to the cooking veggies, cook everything in simmer until the oil gets separates,the gravy constitency should be bit thick..

Serve hot with hot steaming rice and papads..

50 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

love this one..

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

The gravy looks hot and spicy..

PT said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of this vathal.. looks tasty..

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy gravy..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Reply To This Comment

Great idea Priya...vathtal kuzhambu looks absolutely delicious.

Poorni said... Reply To This Comment

i can see the spicy flavor in pic itself.. delicious kuzhambu..
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Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

lovely bright colour of the gravy..looks delicious..

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Love that color priya!!!! Mouth-watering!!!!!

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

looks very tempting and mouthwatering.

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and tasty gravy...nice colour..
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Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Vatha Kuzhambu, Always rocks...

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

OMG!gravy looks soooo delicious...yummy

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow !!! Priya that's one seriously deliriously lip smacking gravy

Nirmala Gurunathan said... Reply To This Comment

Vathakuzhambu looks spicy and mouth watering!!!!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting Priya, never thought of making this gravy..:)

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

yummy n spicy gravy.....

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

What vibrant colours Priya... Finger licking goodness...

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Lipsmaking dish

Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting!!! looks so colorful and fabulous recipe..
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Leelagovind said... Reply To This Comment

love dried lotus root but its not widely available here..if i get will try priya..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super delicious Priya.

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

I like lotus root, I never seen it dried, It looks like pasta :-)

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radha said... Reply To This Comment

Vathal Kuzhambu looks divine!

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

Mmmm....healthy & lipsmacking
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Amazing!!!!

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Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering curry! Looks spicy and lotus roots in the gravy are very tempting. Want to taste one from the picture, if I could

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Just looking to that gravy i am drooling here.

hemalata said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting dish, sounds so yummy.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

drooling kulambu....love the inviting colour

Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

lovely. looks so inviting and delicious

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Yengayo poiteenga!!! Looks too awesome! Lotus thandu sounds tres interrestante!

Reshmi said... Reply To This Comment

now tats an innovative one.. have tried lotus root chips. but this one looks awesome. Bookmarked!!

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Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Vatha kuzhambu looks mouthwatering, nice color and looks yum.

Edible Enterianment said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! such a new dish for me.. love it!

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Never head about it. Must be tasting good.Looks spicy too

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

new recipe for me...looks very inviting

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

We get frozen lotus root here, which I use a lot. Your curry looks amazing.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a flavorful gravy

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

wow..lip smacking one,I had prepared pachadi with this lotus stem vattal but yet to try this delicious curry..:-)

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Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

So so good ...you've given me more reasons to not go to grocery shopping to use up all the sun dried products. Looks super yum Priya....keep it going I'm loving it.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Though I have never used lotus roots, your dish looks super tempting with that colorful picture.

ANU said... Reply To This Comment

i have tried and like the frozen lotus stems..but never tried the dried ones!...nice

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Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

The kuzhambu looks pretty amazing priya.These lotus roots..I haven't cooked yet.Looks wonderful.

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

never tasted this dried lotus root, kuzhambu looks too tempting...lovely preparation...will try to find this dried lotus root soon!!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

never used lotus root in my kitchen. I heard of the medicinal properties and I should surely try it out. This gravy looks very tempting!

Gayathri Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Have just deep fried it and used as vadam ...never used it in kuzhambu ..so tempting ..

Prabha Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Not remembering i have seen this in indian store..!!? Wish i could get this here..looks awesome :)

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Love fries lotus vartal.Never made anything with it.Bookmarked this one..

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so very tempting!!!!!!