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December 6, 2016

Vendhaya Keerai Kara Kuzhambu – Methi Leaves Gravy Recipe

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Vendhaya keerai kuzhambu
Usually I make Vendhaya keerai kootu, vendhaya keerai sambar or methi pulao for lunch. If its for dinner, I make Vendhaya keerai chapathi i.e methi leaves paratha ( thepla). Recently when I was looking for some vendhaya keerai kuzhambu varieties, I came across this Kara kulambu in this blog. It was quite interesting just like our vatha kuzhambu. So I tried it for our lunch. We loved it a lot and enjoyed it mixing with plain rice. I was happy to learn yet another yummy, healthy gravy recipe using methi leaves. I am sure I will make it often in my kitchen. Do try this easy, no grinding vendhaya keerai kuzhambu for your lunch and reap its health benefits. You will love it like us. Ok, Lets see how to make vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu with step by step pictures !
Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu

Vendhaya Keerai Kuzhambu Recipe / Methi leaves gravy

Vendhaya Keerai Kuzhambu Recipe / Methi leaves gravy How to make vendhaya keerai kuzhambu recipe - Methi leaves gravy for rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Kuzhambu varieties
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Methi leaves/ Vendhaya keerai – 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind - Big gooseberry size
  • Tomato – 1 no (small, finely chop)
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder/Dhania powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Grated jaggery – 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no ( slit)
  • Small onion - 10 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves - 10 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - few

  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and take the extract using 2 cups of water. Keep it apart.Take the methi leaves, wash it well and set aside. Wash and chop the tomato, onion, garlic and curry leaves. Slit the green chilli.
    Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, cumin, urad dal.Saute the onion, green chillies, garlic cloves and curry leaves. Now add the tomato pieces and saute till mushy.
    Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu recipe
  • Now add the methi leaves and saute till it shrinks in quantity. To this, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dhania powder and required salt. Mix well in low flame without burning the spice powders.
    Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu recipe
  • Add the tamarind extract , jaggery and boil the gravy till thickens and oil starts to float on top. Check for taste and add more red chilli powder or salt if needed. Boil for few more minutes. Remove and serve hot with rice..
    Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu recipe
    Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu recipe
Enjoy !

  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli powder and green chillies as per your taste.
  • Do not reduce the quantity of tamarind. Gravy may taste bitter.
  • You should saute the methi leaves well to reduce its bitterness completely.

Try this easy, healthy methi leaves gravy at home for rice. Enjoy with any kootu or poriyal along with papad. Tastes yum !
Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu recipe

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