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Vazhakai Kulambu/Plantain Kulambu

IMG_6154This curry can be used for rice and also as a side dish for chapati. Plantains are good for health and they have less sugar content than banana. They are rich in Vitamin A, potassium and fiber.

Preparation Time: 20minutes

Cooking Time: 25minutes

Ingredients:

  • Vazhakai/Plantain -1
  • Onion -2
  • Tomato -1
  • Coconut -1/4 cup
  • Khus Khus/kasa kasa -1tsp
  • Cashew -5
  • Cinnamon/Pattai -1
  • Cloves/Krambu -1
  • Fennel seeds/Sombu/Perunjeerakam -1tsp
  • Mustard seeds/kadugu -1/4tsp
  • Urad Dal/Ulutham parupu -1/4tsp
  • Curry leaf -2springs
  • Chilli powder -1tblsp
  • Salt -1tsp
  • Oil -1tblsp+1tblsp 

For Grinding:

  • Coconut -1/4 cup
  • Khus Khus/kasa kasa -1tsp
  • Cashew -5

Grind this to a fine paste by adding water

Preparation:

  • Cut vazhakai into pieces
  • Cut onion and tomato into small pieces
  • Grind the things given under “For grinding” and keep

Procedure:

  • Cut vazhakai into pieces
  • Pour 1tblsp oil in a pan.After it gets heated put vallakai and deep fry and keep aside
  • Pour 1tblsp oil in a pan
  • After it gets heated put mustard seed,urad dal,cinnamon,cloves,fennel seeds
  • After it crackles, add onion and fry till it turns golden brown
  • Then add tomato and fry till it becomes soft
  • Then add chilli powder and fry
  • Add the ground paste next and fry
  • Add required water,salt and allow it to boil
  • Then add vallakai an d boil for 5minutes
  • A tasty vallakai kulambu is ready

Step by Step Procedure:

Cut vallakai into pieces

IMG_6131Pour some oil in a pan. After it gets heated, put vallakai and fry and keep aside

IMG_6145In a mixer add coconut, khus, khus, cashew and grind. Grind this to a fine paste by adding water. Pour oil in a pan. After it gets heated put mustard seed, urad dal, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds. After it crackles, add onion and fry till it turns golden brown

IMG_6143Then add tomato and fry till it becomes soft. Then add chilli powder and fry.

IMG_6147Add the ground paste next and fry. Add required water,salt and allow it to boil

IMG_6150Then add vallakai and boil for 5minutes. Now boil for 5 min.

IMG_6151A tasty vazhakai kulambu is ready

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