I dont make more of any tamarind based kulambu at home since no one likes it except me…but they like groundnuts in any form,no day ends without having a bite of kadalamittai for them……I decided to try the verkadala kulambu…i got this recipe from a palakkad iyer…this kulambu is not all about tangy taste,it balances all the tanginess with other flavors…Along with peanuts,i have used raw banana and drumstick..
Raw/Unroasted peanuts(soaked and precooked)-1 cup
Tamarind-one lemon size
Sambar powder-1 tsp
Channa dal/Kadala paruppu-2 tbsp
Broken urad dal/Ulutham paruppu-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Add the groundnut,raw banana and drumstick in a pan
Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp and add it along with the sambar powder..
Cook in medium flame until it becomes soften
Roast the channa dal,urad dal,red chillies,pepper and grind to fine paste with coconut and some water
Add the paste and salt to the vegetables and bring to boil
In another pan,add oil,saute,mustard,asafoedia, onion and curry leaves
Season it ,finally its done!!
About the ground nuts,u can use fresh unroasted ones..The store bought ground nuts should be soaked over night and then pressure cooked..If the groundnuts are fresh ,cook them directly with a dash of salt..Dont add the uncooked peanuts to tamarind water,it wont get cooked…
Soak the tamarind and peanuts separately and also roast the dals the previous night for a hassle-free morning cooking …