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Kuzhambu Thick Soup with coconut Coconut Vegetables

Kuzhambu is a type of lentil soup eaten mostly in South India. It can be comparable to sambhar, which is another well known lentil soup from the south. Although kuzhambu is not as well known as sambhar in other regions of India, yet they are relished in South India.

Kuzhambus can be of many types. SOme of the well known varieties of kuzhambus are Jeera Kuzhambu, Ennai Kuzhambu, Menthaya Kuzhambu, Maankottai Kuzhambu, Parupurundai Kuzhambu, Vatral Kuzhambu, etc.

Here, we are presenting the recipe of Vatral Kuzhambu. VAtral actually means sun dried vegetables, hence the Kuzhambu is made of dried vegetables.

You will require, 100 gm dried vegetables, tamarind paste, sambhar powder, jaggery, 1 tbsp ginjelly oil, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, 1/2 tsp fenugreek, 1 tsp tuar daal and red chillies, dried and broken.

In a frying pan, add some oil and heat it. now add the dried vegetables and above mentioned spices. When the vegetables are done, add sambhar powder and tamarind paste and salt. Let the mix boil. Now add some rice flour mixed in water into the gravy and cook. Stir well. When the gravy becomes thick, add some jaggery and let it mix. Remove from heat and garnish the dish with curry leaves. Serve hot.

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