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Kalyana Vatha kuzhambu recipe

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Kalyana Vatha kuzhambu

Kalyana vatha kuzhambu recipe | Arachuvitta vatha kuzhambu is a popular South Indian tamarind based gravy, served in Tamilnadu weddings.

Usually after a heavy wedding meal, we always crave a simple for a simple curd rice towards the end. Very long back they used to serve curd rice with pickle. Later in wedding receptions, they serve curd rice with Manathakkali vatha kuzhambu. Though we make Vatha kuzhambu at home, some how the one served in weddings is truly amazing.

My friend’s mother in law, Mrs. Kalyani who gave me the recipe of Kalyana rasam, shared with the recipe of Kalyana vatha kuzhambu | arachuvitta kuzhambu. This tasted very similar to the one served in Tamil Brahmin weddings.

At home usually I make Vatha kuzhambu with veggies like small onions, drumstick, ladies finger, brinjal, capsicum, and beetroot. Somehow kids doesn’t like adding vathals in the kuzhambu. Even we don’t eat when we were kids. Later we started liking it.

Check out our Vengaya vatha kuzhambu, Kalyana sambar. Also check out other popular recipes Thalagam kuzhambu, Keerai vadai, Milagu kuzhmabu, Kalyana mor kuzhambu and Kalyana Rava kesari.

Kalyana Vatha kuzhambu

Kalyana Vatha kuzhambu
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Kalyana Vatha kuzhambu recipe

Tamil brahmin style vathal kuzhambu recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: South Indian lunch recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • Lemon sized tamarind
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Manathakkali vathal
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds | Dhaniya
  • ¼ tsp methi seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • 3 red chili
  • 3 tsp sambar powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt as needed
  • Jaggery a small piece
  • Curry leaves few

Instructions

  • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes
  • Extract tamarind juice using 3 cups of water.
  • Dry roast the dhaniya, chana dal, red chili, and venthayam till golden brown.
  • Grind this along with 1 tbsp coconut
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • Add ½ tsp mustard seeds and asafoetida.
  • Once it crackles add the Dry Manathakkali vathal.
  • Roast for a minute and keep the flame low.
  • Add the sambar powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Immediately add the tamarind extract.
  • Add the turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix well and allow this to boil for 7 mins in medium flame.
  • Now add the ground paste.
  • Add a tiny piece of jaggery
  • Mix well and boil till this comes to the right consistency.
  • Switch off the flame and add 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • Garnish with few curry leaves.
  • Serve with hot rice and any curry or kootu of your choice.

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Notes

1. Traditionally Manathakkali vathal or sundakkai vathal is used for making this Kalyana vatha kuzhambu.
2. If the vathal has salt in it, check and add salt.
3. Vatha kuzhambu tastes best with curd rice.
  • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes
  • Extract tamarind juice using 3 cups of water.
  • Dry roast the dhaniya, chana dal, red chili and venthayam till golden brown.
  • Grind this along with 1 tbsp coconut into a fine paste
  • In a pan add 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • Add ½ tsp mustard seeds and asafoetida.
  • Once it crackles add the Dry Manathakkali vathal.
  • Roast for a minute and keep the flame low.
  • Add the sambar powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Immediately add the tamarind extract.
  • Add the turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix well and allow this to boil for 7 mins in medium flame.
  • Now add the ground paste.
  • Add a tiny piece of jaggery
  • Mix well and boil till this comes to the right consistency.
  • Switch off the flame and add 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • Garnish with few curry leaves.
  • Serve with hot rice and any curry or kootu of your choice.
Kalyana vatha kuzhambu

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42 comments

AparnaRajeshkumar November 6, 2013 - 9:15 am

drizzling on the curd rice is a heavenly combination ! That too if amma pezanchu kodutha 🙂 too good jey

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Dr.B.M.SHARMA dr.sharma November 6, 2013 - 9:16 am

very nice.

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Raks anand November 6, 2013 - 10:40 am

It really tasted DELICIOUS!! Thanks so much for giving me this kuzhambu, I was so lucky to taste this as well. Nice pictures too 🙂

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Nivedhanams Sowmya November 6, 2013 - 1:57 pm

looks so delicious!!! I remember seeing a similar one at a TV Show!!! so drooling here!!! will try this soon:)

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SHARMILEE J November 6, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Vatha kuzhambu sema temptinga iruku….pathale pasikuthu 🙂

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Viji Srinivas May 13, 2020 - 8:42 pm

Today is your recipe day in my house.. Tried your araichivitta vatha kulambu & pidi kozhakattai. Both turned out awesome.. Thanks for the recipe

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Jeyashri suresh May 14, 2020 - 12:12 pm

So happy to know that, thanks

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Sapana Behl November 6, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Curry looks yummy ! Is there any Hindi name for vathal ?

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Christo Chiramukhathu April 8, 2014 - 7:22 am

May be dried something is a vathal..Eg. Dried biiter gourd is a bittergourd vattal (pavakka/karela vattal), or dried mango is mango vattal (Aam/manga vattal).

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Hari Chandana P November 6, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Looks so delicious.. thanks for sharing!!

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Hamaree Rasoi November 7, 2013 - 2:38 am

Vathal Kuzambu looks so delicious and mouth watering. And you have made it look so easy.
Deepa

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Janani Srivatsan November 7, 2013 - 3:07 am

looks delicious

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Chitra Ganapathy November 7, 2013 - 3:15 am

wow, very tempting. I make a similar one , but i roast & grind methi seeds too 🙂

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Sowmya Madhavan November 7, 2013 - 3:25 am

Loved ..this kind of vatalkuzhumbu with coconut is usually made in the last meal of the Tambrahm weddings..

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prathibha Garre November 7, 2013 - 3:54 am

Nice n delicious kuzhambu…tongue tickling variety to pair with rice

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Kaveri Venkatesh November 7, 2013 - 8:13 am

Looks tempting…my mother adds few more ingredients while grinding like black pepper cumin seeds etc..

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Yes Cook November 7, 2013 - 2:52 pm

I know this may be a real silly question but can this be made without vattal? How important are the vatted as I don't think I have access to them. Curry looks super delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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Aparna A V November 28, 2016 - 3:16 am

You can make this with other veggies like onions, red pumpkin, chow chow, Brinjal, tomato, even plain urad papad or masala papad also can br used … It is very tasty

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Chidambara selvi T November 7, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Hi jeyashri, your kulambu looks super delicious I don't get manathakali vathal here is there anything that I can substitute this with ?

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arthy November 7, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Hi jeyasri,
This is a must keep recipe . I enjoyed a lot with beans carrot curry. Thanks arthy

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sathu November 7, 2013 - 8:41 pm

don't have vathal can this be done with small or big onion

Thank you
Sathya

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Vimitha Anand November 7, 2013 - 10:20 pm

Vathakuzhambhu looks so nice… would have been a satisfying meal

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Shobana Vijay November 8, 2013 - 8:06 am

All time my fav.Really nice and thanks for sharing

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Gajus kitchen November 10, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Looks lovely and tempting..bookmarking this

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Jay November 11, 2013 - 10:00 am

absolute yummm…thanks for sharing

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Sivapriya Ramakrishnan November 14, 2013 - 10:59 pm

Tried it today and was fantabulous ! Soo yummy with Thayer sad ham!
Thnx for the recipe!

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nisha November 15, 2013 - 9:35 am

wonderful recipe!! it was truly yumm!! thanks a lot to jeyashri….!!

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Me... November 22, 2013 - 5:16 am

Love any form of Vethal kuzhambu ..Ive bookmarked to try this one tomorrow!
Lovely pics!

Shobha
http://www.anubhavati.wordpress.com

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Anandam November 22, 2013 - 4:19 pm

yes, you can use veggies like onions, lady's finger (okra), brinjal – it is just not vatral kolumbu but arachivita kolumbu regardless. Tastes yummy regardless:)

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R T July 30, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Made this today-big hit at home! Great recipe!

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visa krishnan April 5, 2015 - 10:02 am

I tried at home today..itz very tasty and very nice….no words to express jaishri

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Parvathy Srikant September 19, 2015 - 3:52 am

Thanks so much. I tried the save, can't out very well.

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Gomathy Clement September 25, 2015 - 3:49 am

Thank u so much.I made this vathal kuzhambu n cabbage curry v.quickly. v.easy n tasty dish.especially urs look v.tempting

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renuka September 28, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Prepared this dish ..Its yummy . Thanks 🙂

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Priya Ramkumar October 7, 2015 - 2:28 am

Thanks fo this kuzhambu .. I made a mistake somewhere the first time. Today it came out yummy. So excited that I am writing this even before transferring it out of the kadai :p

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Lavanyaa K June 30, 2016 - 1:02 am

Awesome recipe… for this link from a friend…
A big hit in my house ☺
Thanks for the recipe.

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Nupur Mehta June 27, 2017 - 3:39 pm

This looks delicious and I would like to try it. What is MANATHAKKALI VATHAL? Do you have recipe for it?

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jeyashri suresh July 4, 2017 - 3:55 am

We get in South Indian grocery stores. I never tried at home.

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padmavathy nayak August 29, 2017 - 5:16 am

Tried it. It's tasty.

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Jayanthi Gowtham March 25, 2018 - 1:02 pm

Whether it will withstand for a day? That is if I make in the night n if I use it next day afternoon for lunch means? is it good?

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Jeyashris Kitchen March 26, 2018 - 12:02 am

If you keep it inside the fridge,it will stand. But i am not sure if you pack for lunch box the next day,as it has coconut in it.

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Nisha September 24, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Hi Jeyashri…made ur vatha kuzhambu…arachu vittu…came out very well …I added onevteaspone too dal and half a teaspoon vendayam while seasoning…+ Baby aloo curry…
Thanks
Nisha.

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