mananthakali vathal kozhumbu
Manathakkali Vathal kuzhambu recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

 Manathakkali vathal kulambu is all about comfort food served with steamed rice & potato curry.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: SouthIndian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
  • Small Lemon Sized Tamarind
  • 11/2 Tsp Sambar Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida Hing Powder
  • 20 No's chuddakkai / manathakkali/Parika vettal
  • 1-11/2 Tsp Rice Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Jaggery Optional You can add just 1 Tsp if you don't like it sweeter.
  • For seasoning : mustard - 1/2 tsp methi seeds - 1/2 tsp , chana dal -1/2 tsp
  • Sprig of Curry leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  1. Soak Tamarind in 2 Cups Hot water and extract the tamarind pulp..To this mixture add Sambar powder, Asafoetida & salt and keep it aside.
  2. In a deep bottom pan, add 2 Tbsp Oil. Add mustard seeds, methi seeds , chana dal, curry leaves and any one of the vettals. I have used manathakkali vettal for this recipe.
  3. Once the vettals begin to swell , add the tamarind mixture to the pan. Allow the tamarind mixture to boil for atleast 5 minutes and then simmer for 20-25 minutes. In the meanwhile add rice powder, 1/2 Cup water and salt to the simmering manathakkali vettal kulambu.

  4. If you enjoy it sweeter, add Powdered Jaggery and stir. Check for spice and salt.

  5. Turn off the flame and serve the Manathakkali Vethal Kozhambu with potato curry and steamed rice.