vetha kozhambu is a mouth watering dish which goes well with rice, uppmas etc.the thought of it makes me feel hungry.it is a hot favourite for all.it is generally prepared with gingelly oil which gives it a special taste.
Gingelly oil 3-4tsps
mustard seeds 1/4tsp
feenugreek seeds 5-6 pieces
red chillies 2
few coriander leaves
onion or any veg of ur choice 1 cup
tamarind size of a lemon
sambar powder 2-3 tsp
pinch of hing
salt to taste
Squeeze the tamarind and extract juice set aside In a kadai add gingelly oil.then add mustard seeds.when they pop add feenugreek seeds then chillies,coriander leaves,then the onion or veg(i prepared it with pumpkin).saute for a min then add the tamarind juice.then add the sambar powder,turmeric powder,hing,salt.let it boil untill the raw smell goes.if u do not get the required consistency mix a tsp of rice flour in water and add it to the gravy.when it thickness take it off the stove.yummy vetha kozhambu is ready.
keep all the items to splutter ready so that u can avoid burning red chilli and feenugreek seeds which if burns gives a bitter taste.so have feenugreek seeds,chillies & coriander leaves in a plate so that u can add them immediately when the mustard seeds pop and add veg immediately.
ginglley oil is good for health at the same time has a unique taste.so my mom always uses gingelly oil for this.i have tasted many yummy mouth watering vetha kozhambu but my mom's preparation is always my favourite.