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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Venthaya kolambu

I like to make venthaya kolambu becomes it is easy to make and it has nice flavor. People used to make venthaya kolambu in different ways. I'm posting you the recipe which I learnt from my mom...

1½ tsp Venthayam (Fenugreek Seeds)
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
Few curry leaves
½ lemon size tamarind
1 tsp Chilly Powder
1½ tsp Sambar Powder
1½ tsp oil
½ tsp mustard
½ tsp Urud Dal
1 tsp chopped coriander leaves


1. Soak tamarind in warm water and extract juice.
2. Grind grated coconut with little water and squeeze them to extract milk.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and urud dal.
4. Once the mustard starts to splutter, add fenugreek seed and saute for few seconds.
5. Add onion and saute till the onion becomes golden color.
6. Add tomatoes, curry leaves, chilly powder, sambar powder, salt and Saute till the raw smell goes. 7. Add tamarind extract and little water and cook for 5 minutes.
8. Finally add the coconut milk and cook it on low flames for 5 minutes.
9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

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