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:

  1. The gravy looks hot and spicy..

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  2. never heard of this vathal.. looks tasty..

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

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  4. i can see the spicy flavor in pic itself.. delicious kuzhambu..
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  5. lovely bright colour of the gravy..looks delicious..

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

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  7. looks very tempting and mouthwatering.

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  8. OMG!gravy looks soooo delicious...yummy

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

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  10. Vathakuzhambu looks spicy and mouth watering!!!!

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

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

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  13. Interesting!!! looks so colorful and fabulous recipe..
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  14. love dried lotus root but its not widely available here..if i get will try priya..

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

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  16. Vathal Kuzhambu looks divine!

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  17. Amazing!!!!

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

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  19. Just looking to that gravy i am drooling here.

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  20. Interesting dish, sounds so yummy.

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  21. drooling kulambu....love the inviting colour

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  22. lovely. looks so inviting and delicious

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

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

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  26. Vatha kuzhambu looks mouthwatering, nice color and looks yum.

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

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

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  29. new recipe for me...looks very inviting

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

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

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  32. 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.

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

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

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  35. 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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  36. 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!

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

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

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

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