Thursday, October 29, 2009


Vatha kuzhambhu is my husband's favourite. This is time I prepared slightly different by replacing sambhar powder this mixture. It tasted yum.


Pearl onions - 10 to 12
tomato - 1

tamarind - small lemon size ball
salt to taste

For tempering

Oil (gingelly oil)

Musturd seeds

fenugreek seeds

Cumin seeds

curry leaves , red chili

To Roast and Grind

Coriander - 3 Tbsp

Channa dhall - 1tbsp

Red chili - 1 or 2

Curry leaves


In a pan heat oil and roast all the ingredients and grind it to a fine paste.

In a kadai heat oil and pop up musturd seeds , add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and red chili , curry leaves.

Add the pearl onions , saute for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute. Add the tamarind extract and salt and give a boil.

Add the grounded paste and give a boil until the raw smell of tamarind goes .

Curry Powder

This powder we can prepare and keep it for some days. I use this powder for brinjal curry, raw plantain curry etc.


Coarinder seeds - 1 cup

Red chilies – 8

Channa dhall - ¼ th cup

Curry leaves – 10 to 12

Hing powder - 1 tps

Oil – 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan and fry all the ingredients and grind it..



.Small brinjals – 400 gms

Curry powder - 1 cup (recipe given )

Oil and mustard seeds for seasoning.


1. Cut the brinjal half from both the sides. If you are cutting horizontally from one side cur vertically from other side.

2. Stuff the curry powder in to both the sides

.3. Heat oil in a pan(liberally) and season with mustard seeds.

4. Add stuffed brinjal and cook in Sim fame with lid closed.

5. After the brinjals are cooked you can remove the lid and allow it to fry.

Mouthwatering brinjals are ready

If you want to use less oil you can steam the stuffed brinjals in a pressure cooker or you can microwave it.



Okhra - 500 gms

Curry Powder - 1 cup

For tempering

oil, musturd seeds and urad dhall


1. Cut the Okhras in to long pieces and split it from one side.

2. Stuff the curry powder inside .

3. Heat oil in a kadai and pop up musturd seeds and urad dhall and add the stuffed Okrasand saute. Keep the flame in sim and close and cook, until the okras are crisp.

Goes well with sambhar rice or rasam rice.

These entries are taking part in Priya's Think spice - coarinder event started by Sunita.


Priyadharshini of Priya's feast has created this award for particpating in her Diwali 2009 contest. Thank you Priya.



nice post dear.......healthy coriander special and yummy stuffed brinjal curry..when u find time pls. visit my blog.


Vatha Kuzhambu looks tasty and the brinjal awesome!


Wow, everything looks amazing! I love love love the eggplants :)


Wat else to ask, delicious dishes Vidhya, thanks dear for sending to Think spice event...very glad to get these droolworthy dishes from u..


Lovely powder dear..perfect for stuffed veggies..


Wow,yummy vatha kuzhambu,its my favorite too,i love this a lot than sambar!

Brinjal and okras look delicious with that stuffing :)


hi vidhya,
Congratulations on ur award!
The coriander rasam looks falvourful, it's new to me.
Nice powder for stir fries and stuffed curries, yummy dishes dear.


curry powder sounds so useful and so going to make this..


Thank you Prasu, Meeso, Cham, Priya, Prathibha, Raji, sowmy and Suparna.

Prasu - Now i have become your regular visitor.
Priya - Its my pleasure to participate in your event.


great entries to the event.Never tried stuffed brinjal.Okras also looks yummy.
vatha kulambhu is my all tiem fav.
all the recipes loooks yummm

my kitchen

Tasty kuzhambu,yummy Okras,Delicious brinjal.Do visit my blog when u find time

Ramya Bala

lovely entries..everytg sounds yummy :)


Thanks Jeyashri, ramya and my kitchen.


Thanks for visiting my blog and comments. keep visiting and encouraging!!

lata raja

The kuzhambu rocks.I can imaginehow wonderful it would taste with steaming hot rice while it is raining and gloomy dull weather in Madras.Kathrikkai and vendaikkai stuff look delicious too.

Mahimaa's kitchen

wow wow! so many dishes in one post! they all look very appealing :)

and thanks for passing the award to me vidhya. appreciate it very much.

Magia da Inês

Olá amiga!
Conheci seu cantinho... lindo, criativo, nutritivo e delicioso!...
Amei mesmo!!!
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
Espero você em:
Uma ótima semana!
Itabira - Brasil


delicious set of dishes dear!

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