This Kuzhambu consists of many delicious veggies and field beans ( mochai ). Very aromatic and goes well with Thiruvathirai Kali, dosai, rice upma, plain rice and ven pongal or you can just enjoy only the Kuzhambu by having a bowlful.
Cooked toovar dhal – 1 cup
Chop all the vegetables to big cubes
Raw banana ( peeled , chopped to big cubes and cooked ) – 1/2 cup
Potato ( peeled , washed and chopped to big cubes and boiled ) – 1/2 cup
Broad beans ( chopped to big pieces and cooked ) – 1/4 cup
Sweet potato ( do not peel, chopped to thick slices and cooked ) – 1/2 cup
Chow Chow ( peeled, diced to big pieces and cooked ) – 1/4 cup
White pumpkin ( peeled , cubed to big pieces and cooked ) – 1/2 cup
Yellow pumpkin ( I did not peel as it was very tender, chopped to big cubes and cooked ) – 1/2 cup
Diced snake gourd ( remove the seeds, chop to big pieces and cooked ) – 1/4 cup
Field beans ( mochai ) ( cooked ) – 1/2 cup
Thick tamarind extract – 1 cup
Sambhar powder – 1 teaspoon
Grated jaggery – 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Roast in oil and grind to a fine paste
Gingelly ( sesame oil ) – 2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds – 3 tablespoons
Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon
Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon
Methi seeds – 1 pinch
Dry red chillies – 5 ( I have used Kashmiri red chillies )
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Roast the above mentioned ingredients in oil to a golden colour, cool and blend to a fine paste with water .
Gingelly oil – 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder – 3/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves – little
Heat a big pan. Add the tamarind extract, sambhar powder and turmeric powder. Boil for 5 minutes. Sim the flame. Add the boiled dhal, ground paste, jaggery and salt to taste. Cook on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the boiled veggies and the boiled field beans. Mix gently. If the mix is thick dilute with little water. Cook on sim flame for 3 minutes. Switch off. Season and serve hot.
1) Stir the Kuzhambu very gently. Do not break the veggies.
2) Can also add little boiled black eyed beans ( karamani ) to the Kuzhambu.
3) Can also add little chopped green coriander leaves to the Kuzhambu.
4) The Kuzhambu has to be a little thick.