I love this vathak kulambu/Mendhiya kulamabu.
My mom prepare this in such a tasty method that made me mouthwatering even i think of that itself. Ozzzz.... great preparation amma. Even today mine cant beat amma's one. Amma is always amma right.
Tamarind -small lemon size
lady's finger 6
red chillies 6
garlic 5 to 6 pieces
hing a pinch
gram dal 1 tsp
urid dal 1tsp
salt to taste
turmeric powder a pinch
sambar powder 2 tsp
grated coconut 1 sp
In a pan, heat oil and pop up mustard seeds. Add urid daal, hing, gram daal, red chillies, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds and garlic pieces.
Fry till it turn golden brown.
Add the lady's finger and fry for couple of minutes.
Add tamarind extract, sambar powder and salt and allow to boil for 2 mts.
Cut the onion tomato grind along with grated coconut.
Add the ground gravy in to the kulambu.
Let it boil till the raw smell goes and become thick.
This is a good combination of MIXED DAAL(PARUPPU) THOGAYAL rice with PEANUT POTATO CRUNCHY as a side dish.