Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu | Vatha kuzhambu Recipe | Sun dried Turkey Berry kuzhambu | Kuzhambu Recipes

vatha kuzhambu

Sundakkai Vathal kuzhambu / Sundakkai Vatral Kuzhambu is a delicious and yummy vatral kulambu. This is my mothers signature recipe. I have already posted manathakkali vatha kuzhambu which my most favorite kuzhambu. When my father came here last time, he bought different kind of vathals and now only I started using each one of them. There is another version of this vatha kuzhambu, which i will post soon.
You can view some of the Kuzhambu recipes below
Manathakkali Vatral kuzhambu
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu
Urundai Mor Kuzhambu
Masal Vadai Kuzhambu

Now lets see the preparation of this kuzhambu.

How to make Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu

Sundakkai Vatha kuzhambu

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Main Course | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
  • Sundakkai Vatral (Dried Turkey Berry) - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Garlic - 2 to 3 cloves (chopped finely)
  • Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black gram - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Dried Red Chilli - 4 (optional)
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup (optional)

Turkey berry kulambu

1. Wash the sundakkai and let it dry completely. Meanwhile soak the tamarind in the hot water for 10 to 15 min and extract the juice from it.
2. In a pan, add oil and when hot, add the mustard, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, black gram and curry leaves. Fry till the seeds becomes brown color. Add in the onion and garlic and saute them well.
3. When the onion becomes translucent, add the tamarind extract. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
4. Mix them well and allow to boil. In another pan, add 1 tsp oil and add the sundakkai vathal (dried turkey berry). Fry for 3 to 5 min or till it becomes light brown colour.
5. In the same oil, add the red chillies and fry for 2 min. (This step is purely optional. You can very well skip this step). Now add the turkey berry to the boiling kuzhambu. Allow to boil for another 5 to 6 min.
6. Add the coconut milk at this stage and let it boil for just 4 to 5 mor min. Switch off the stove and serve with rice.
6. Yummy and spicy sundakkai vatha kuzhambu is ready.
Sundakkai Vatha kuzhambu

26 lovely comments:

Sangeetha Priya

my fav kulambu, so tempting n healthy indeed...

Hamaree Rasoi

Kuzambu looks simply delicious and healthy. Excellent preparation.


yummy and favorite kuzhambu


One of my favorite with sutta appalam. looks delicious.


Very new to me....sounds delicious...


Delicious kuzhambu, love this with rice and thogayal.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

wow indeed a great fan of yours, esp your rasam collection and this very tempting kuzambu !!

Kaveri Venkatesh

Mmm...looks so vatha kuzhambu

Nava K

Awesomely delicious and tempting. Just wish I can get the sundal over here. There is but its quite rare though.


Yummy kuzhambu, looks so delicious.


Kuzhambu looks yummy.. never tasted any Sundakkai curry.

Angie's Recipes

So saucy and flavoursome!

Priya Anandakumar

very very lovely kuzhambu, my fav dear...


lovely presentation dear.. perfectly made..

Vimitha Durai

Very healthy kulambu

Menaga Sathia

My fav kuzhambu,looks soo tempting!!


Wow thats an delicious kozhambu looks so yummy :) lovely click dear :)


Love the color of the kuzhambu! Mouth watering! :)

Priya Suresh

The colour of the dish itself is very pleasing and attractive kuzhambu..

Divya Shivaraman

finger licking good words simply mouth watering


toungue tickling picutres and recipe. I prepare it without coconut milk.

vathakuzhambu is one of my favourite


so interesting.. never heard of turkey berry. creative recipe


I love your detail explanation and pictures, thank you


super Akila ! this is one tempting curry !


Looks healthy and yummy!! and great clicks..

sushmita pandit

Thats a lovely and easy recipe...wonderful

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