Vettha Kuzhambu


Vettha Kuzhambu

Vettha kuzhambu
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 5 people


  • 50 ml Oil Gingely oil preferred
  • 2 tbsp kadugu
  • 1/2 tbsp Menthyl seeds venthayam
  • 1 tbsp Red gram Thuvaraparippu
  • 3 nos Onions medium
  • 3 tbsp Sambar powder
  • Tamarind A big lemon sized, Puli
  • Salt As reqd
  • Curry leaves A few
  • Asafoetida(Kayam)


  • Heat oil in a tava.
  • Add the cumin seeds, menthyl seeds and red gram.
  • When the dhal becomes golden in colour, add the onions and fry them till it`s golden brown.
  • Add the sambar powder and fry for 1 min.
  • Add the tamarind paste (made in 3 cups of water).
  • Add salt and allow it to boil for 10 - 15 mins, until it thickens to a gravy.
  • Add curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • :- Serve it with hot rice.
  • :- You can use brinjal, drumstick too etc instead of onions.
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Response (3)
  1. S
    Sriram May 31, 2008

    Good recipe. Goes well with Potato curry

  2. R
    Raajesh June 9, 2008

    Superb Akka!!!!!~

  3. s
    swapna July 31, 2007

    very easy to prepare and very tasty!!thankyou!!now i can make vethe kolambu without any reaymade mix!!

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