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Vathakuzhambhu recipe | beetroot 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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