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Pongal Kuzhambu(Puli Curry) with Sankaranthi Kootu Recipe | Pongal Recipes

Pongal Kuzhambu

Hey Guys, am back.Happy New Year to you all.Today am sharing one of the famous festival recipe Pongakkuzhambu and Sankaranti kuttu recipe which is a yummy side dish for ven pongal.It is usually done during the Pongal Feast which contains lot of healthy vegetables and dal.We will use country vegetables in odd numbers to make this kuzhambu and kootu.Here is the Recipe,




For Pongal Kuzhambu We need:

2-3 cups Mixed Vegetables
1/4 cup toor dal
Lemon sized Tamarind
1 and half cup water
1 tbsp Sambar Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
A generous Pinch Hing
A sprig Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/3 tsp Urad dal
2 Dry red chillies
Salt as needed

Method:
  • Pressure cook the toor dal,mash it and keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind in water and extract thick juice keep aside.
Pongal kozhambu
  • Wash and cut vegetables into medium sized.I used the vegetables like posanikai,kathirikai,senai kizhangu,urulai kizhangu,vazhiakai,etc.Try to use Country vegetables instead beans,carrot etc.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and temper the hing,mustard seeds,urad dal,dry red chilli and finally add curry leaves.
  • Add the Vegetables into the kadai,cover and cook for sometimes.
Pongal kozhambu
  • Once the vegetables becomes soft add the sambar powder,turmeric powder,salt.
  • Add cooked toor dal and water.Let the kuzhambu boils till the raw smell goes.
  • Check the vegetables are cooked well and then finally add the tamarind extract.Once it started forming at the top remove it from the stove.
Pongal kozhambu
                                 Here is the pongal Kuzhambu is ready to serve.

Lets Proceed with the Pongal Kootu Recipe.

Pongal kootu

For Pongal Kootu We need:

2-3 cups Mixed Vegetables
2 tbsp toor dal
Lemon sized tamarind
1 tbsp Sambar Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
A generous Pinch Hing
2 tbsp grated Coconut
Salt as needed

For Tempering:

A sprig Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/3 tsp Urad dal
2 Dry red chillies

Method:
  • Pressure cook the toor dal,mash it and keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind in little water and extract thick juice keep aside.
Pongal kootu
  • Wash and cut vegetables into medium sized.
  • Add the vegetables into a pressure cooker and then add in cooked dal,turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt.
  • Add the grated coconut and tamarind extract , close the pressure cooker and cook it.Just a whistle is enough and remove it from the stove.Don’t over cook it otherwise the vegetables will become mushy.
Pongal kootu
  • After a few minutes open the lid and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and temper the jeera,mustard seeds,dry red chilly, urad dal,curry leaves and hing.
  • Transfer the tempering into the kootu and mix well.Kootu is ready to taste now.
Pongal kootu
    
Don’t forgot to make this on pongal day,it is really a yummy combo with Ven Pongal.

Have a Nice day!!!


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  1. Welcome back Prema... New year wishes to you and your family..
    Perfect recipes for Pongal season.. They look delicious..

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  2. We prepare mixed vegetable and legumes sambar/kootu for sankranti to go wid paal pongal..yummm

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  3. Happy New Year to you and Family !!! Pongal Kuzhambu looks very homey and good !!!

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  4. Happy New year Prema !!! Guess u r in Pongal celebration mood :)
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  5. Nice combo of kuzhambu and kootu to have with pongal.Perfect for the season.Nice pics Prema.

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  6. Both looks ...you killing during lunch time..gud to see you back

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  7. happy new year to u.. Looks so yummy!
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  8. Welcome prema.. happy new yr n pongal.. nice authentic recipe..

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  9. Looks delicious. Will try this out as you suggest with pongal.

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  10. We prepare something using mixed beans for pongal. never tried this before. Love it. Advance Happy pongal to you!

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  11. Delicious kootu and kozhumbu Prema.

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  12. Kootu luks very festive n delicious..

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  13. totally new to me but looking gd and yummy...

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  14. totally new to me but looking gd and tasty dear:)

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  15. Happy New Year to you & yours Prema. The curries look colorful and yummy.

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  16. Happy new year wishes Prema,glad to see you back in action.

    Both kootu and kuzhambu makes me drool,love it.

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  17. Happy new year to you Prema...Kootu and Kuzhambu looks delicious

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  18. Both looks so delicious and tempting. we make only kootu.

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  19. looks so tempting.. Looks very healthy
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