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Vathakuzhambhu recipe | beetroot vathakuzhambhu

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VATHAKUZHAMBHU
Vathakuzhambhu is a usual one which i normally make with shallots, drumsticks or any othe rveggie. But this is the first time i am making with beetroot as one of my friend told that beetroot vathakuzhambhu  is a popular one at her place. After i started making vathakuzhambhu with beetroot it has become a popular one at my house too. Go ahead and try this one and will like it for sure.

INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 4-5)

BEETROOT (CHOPPED) 1/4 CUP
TAMARIND EXTRACT 4 CUPS
SAMBAR POWDER 4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
SESAME OIL 2 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
FENUGREEK SEEDS(Vendhayam) 1/8 TSP
TOORDAL 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI 2
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW

Beetroot vathakuzhambhu 2

METHOD:

    • Soak the goose berry sized tamarind in hot water and extract 4 cups of tamarind water.


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  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds , fenugreek seeds, toor dal ,red chillis and curry leaves.
  • When the dal turn golden brown add the beet root and saute for few minutes.

beetroot step 3beetroot step 4

  • Now add tamarind water,sambar powder,turmeric powder,salt and asafoetida.
  • allow this to boil till it reaches a thick gravy consistency.

beetroot step 5

  • The beetroot will also get cooked by this time.
  • Add few curry leaves and smear a tsp of sesame oil on the top.
  • Normally we add little jaggery to this kuzhambhu, but since beetroot has sweetness no need to add it.
  • We had with Beans paruppu usili.

beetroot vathakuzhambhu 1
NOTE:

  1. You can make this vathakuzhambhu with any veggies of your choice.
  2. Some people add sambar powder in the oil and saute for a minute and add the tamarind water.

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34 comments

RAKS KITCHEN January 4, 2013 - 2:17 am

So new to me, sounds great. Will try some time.

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RENU January 4, 2013 - 2:36 am

so yummy n new verison cool.

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Arthy Suman January 4, 2013 - 3:04 am

Wow my favorite…I love vathakulambu….I will try this…

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Sudha Sabarish January 4, 2013 - 3:18 am

Never heard about this one.Very interesting and will try it.

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Veena Theagarajan January 4, 2013 - 3:21 am

this is new .. Sounds interesting…
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Lakshmi Venkatesh January 4, 2013 - 3:27 am

Beetroot vathkuzhambu is new to me. Look nice.

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GEETHA ACHAL January 4, 2013 - 3:46 am

Wow…Never used Beets in karakuzhambu…Looks tempting…Will do Try…

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dishesfrommykitchen January 4, 2013 - 3:52 am

My Small MIL used to do this Jeyashri.. when she told me I tried and we loved it…. The sweetness from beets and tanginess from tamarind works…I am way too tempted now.

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dishesfrommykitchen January 4, 2013 - 3:53 am

One more thing is even beets sambar tastes so good…

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Sangeetha Nambi January 4, 2013 - 4:24 am

I'll die for this all time… Yummy…
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Prathima Rao January 4, 2013 - 4:46 am

Bookmarked…DEFINITELY GOING TO TRY THIS REAL SOON!!!Happy new year to you…
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Nivedhanams Sowmya January 4, 2013 - 5:36 am

that is a new combination to me!!! have never thought aboout adding beetroot in a vathal kuzhambu….
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WeR SAHM January 4, 2013 - 5:45 am

new variety of kolambhu with beetroot…looks appealing

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Nithya January 4, 2013 - 6:39 am

Beetroot in vathakozhambu is for sure new and looks tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shama Nagarajan January 4, 2013 - 8:01 am

Delicious and inviting dear .

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj January 4, 2013 - 8:33 am

interesting combo… never heard about the combo… looks so drooling…
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Nagalakshmi V January 4, 2013 - 8:54 am

ah i remember this ๐Ÿ™‚ looks gorgeous!

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Kalpana Sareesh January 4, 2013 - 9:06 am

such a unique kulambhu.. looks colorful..

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Kaveri Venkatesh January 4, 2013 - 11:05 am

Vathakuzhambu using beetroot sure sounds interesting…Looks very tempting Jeyashri.

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Thava January 4, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Never have tried this.. 2mrw I plan to do vathakulambu and didn't have small onions..was wondering.. Perfect one to try.. will let you know.

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Priya January 4, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Wat an interesting and super creative vatha kuzhambu, loving this unusual twist to vatha kuzhambu.

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Hema January 4, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Very new, bookmarked this..

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Home Cooked Oriya Food January 6, 2013 - 4:14 am

awesome new dish… yumy!

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Ramya Krishnamurthy January 6, 2013 - 7:07 am

first time here.yummy kuzhambu.happy to follow you.wil both be frndz?

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Uma Ramanujam January 6, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Vathakulambu is my fav. but addition of beetroot is new. Love to eat it anytime.

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Chitra January 7, 2013 - 5:41 am

This is very new to me. Must be very tasty & healthy too. I tried ur tomato onion chutney and posted in my blog. It was very nice. Thanks dear ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mazzini January 7, 2013 - 8:18 am

gonna try tomorrow..thanks sis..

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PT January 7, 2013 - 11:48 am

very interesting curry..

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Janani January 9, 2013 - 3:29 pm

kulambhu looks so pretty. and tempting

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Santhaa Sundar January 15, 2013 - 9:30 pm

First time in ur space ๐Ÿ™‚ Very New Recipe and nice thought !!!

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Amirtha December 19, 2013 - 1:40 pm

I tried, it turned good

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dibby February 15, 2015 - 9:18 am

Tried it today. Came out very well. Added rice flour n water for thickness.

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achyuth nagaraj May 25, 2016 - 10:59 pm

Will try for sure. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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