Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe (Spicy and Tangy Papad Curry)
Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu is a traditional Tamil Nadu style spicy and tangy dish made with urad dal papads and had along with steamed rice. It is easy to prepare and comes in handy on days you run out of fresh vegetables in the pantry. Serve the Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Chow Chow Kootu for an interesting weeknight dinner.
Other similar kuzhambu recipes that you can try are:
- Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe
- Ellu Kuzhambu (Sesame Seeds Kuzhambu) Recipe
- Vepampoo Kara Kuzhambu Recipe (Dried Neem Flower Gravy)
- 4 Papad , urad dal, cut into quarters
- Tamarind Paste , lemon sized
- 1 tablespoon Sambar Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Jaggery , powdered
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 Dry red chilli
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 3 teaspoons Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
- Salt , to taste
How to make Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe (Spicy and Tangy Papad Curry)
To begin making Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu, soak the tamarind in hot water and extract 2 cups of tamarind pulp and keep aside.
Heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a pan on medium flame, add the mustard seeds and chana dal and let it crackle.
Add the asafoetida powder, red chilli and curry leaves and let it splutter.
Add the quartered urad dal papads or appalam and fry in the oil.
Add the tamarind extract, sambar powder, turmeric powder and jaggery, salt and cook until the raw smell of the tamarind goes away.
Add a teaspoon of sesame oil in the end, bring it to a rolling boil and switch off the flame.
Serve the Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Chow Chow Kootu for an interesting weeknight dinner.
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