Vathal Kuzhambu is a gravy prepared with tamarind water and little spices. This Vathal kuzhambu is mostly served along with Sambar, Rasam and curd in TamilNadu full meals. I used sun dried sundakkai / turkey berry and it is available in all super markets. Sundakkai also has lot of medicinal values. It kills worms in our stomach, helps in proper digestion, control diabetes etc as it has a slight bitter taste. This vathal kuzhambu is a traditional and authentic recipe of TamilNadu.
2. Other vathals like Maa vathal, Mithuk vathal and Manathakkali vathal can also be used.
3. This sundried sundakkai vathal has salt in it so be careful while adding salt.
4. For simpler version you can skip, ‘To Roast and Grind’ part, add Sambar powder, chilli powder with tamarind extract and go ahead.
5. Never skip jaggery at the end, it gives an extra punch and taste to the vathal kuzhambu.