January 16, 2017

Orange Peel Vatha Kuzhambu

Vatha Kuzhambu when its made with the Orange peel, it turns out magical!! yes you will get addicted to its distinct taste and flavour. It is a traditional tangy, sweet and hot gravy that is served with palin rice. It also tastes delicious when had as a side dish with curd rice...

  • Pre time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 3

Ingredients for making Orange Peel Vatha Kuzhambu:

  • Tamarind juice taken from a lemon size tamarind 500 ml
  • Sambhar powder 3 tea spoons
  • Orange peel taken from 2 Oranges
  • Small onions / Shallots 5 or 6 chopped (optional)
  • Sesame / Til / Gingelly oil 3 table spoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Jagerry a small gooseberry size
  • Curry leaves few

For seasoning:
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spoon
  • Fenugreek seeds / venthayam 1 tea spoon
  • Thur dal 2 tea spoons
  • Red chillies 2
  • Asafoetida / Hing powder 1/4 tea spoon

How to make Orange Peel Vatha Kuzhambu?

  • Wash the peel and chop in to thin pieces.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Do the seasoning and once they splutter add few curry leaves and fry the chopped orange peel in medium flame for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the shallots and sambhar powder to the oil and stir for few seconds.
  • Pour in the tamarind juice.
  • Add required salt and jagerry.
  • Allow them to boil well till the kuzhambu thickens and oil separates.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.
  • It can be kept for two or three days.