Vathal Kolambu


Vathal Kolambu

Vathal kolambu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 5 people


  • 3 tsp Tamarind paste Puli
  • 20 gm Chilly powder
  • 50 gm Small onions
  • 100 gm Lady`s finger, Raddish(Mullangi), Capsicum Vendakkai
  • Coriander leaves A few
  • 50 gm Gingely oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Black gram Uzhunnuparippu
  • Asafoetida A pinch, Kayam
  • Curry leaves A few
  • Rice powder paste As reqd
  • Fenugreek powder A pinch


  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Add mustard seeds, black gram, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Add chopped vegetables and mix well.
  • Add the chilly powder and fry the above for five minutes.
  • Add the tamarind paste and pour three to four glasses of water (roughly 250ml).
  • Add salt and allow it to boil.
  • After boiling for 10-15 minutes, add a thickening agent like rice powder paste or Bengal gram paste.
  • Simmer for a few minutes before removing from the fire.
  • Add fried fenugreek powder followed by coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve with plain white rice and pappad or any curry.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (3)
  1. a
    aditi June 22, 2005

    Just chilli powder is not enough for vathal kulambu. It was very hot and not tasty at all.

  2. s
    shanupreetha December 10, 2006


  3. r
    revathy April 19, 2007

    i tried out the recipe , it will be better if v add coconut milk.

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