Pakoda Kuzhambu recipe, வாழை பூ பக்கோடா குழம்பு
 
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Pakoda Kuzhambu recipe, vazhaipoo pakoda kulambu recipe with coconut delicious gravy from Chettinad cuisine. Deep-fried channa dal fritters soaked in tamarind based gravy.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • To make vazhaipoo pakoda we need:
  • Channa dal/கடலை பருப்பு -1/4 கப்
  • Toor dal/துவரம் பருப்பு-1/4 கப்
  • fennel seeds/சோம்பு- 1 டீஸ்பூன்
  • finely chopped onions/பொடியாக நறுக்கிய வெங்காயம் -1 கப்
  • coriander leaves/கொத்தமல்லி இலைகள் -2 டீஸ்பூன்
  • chili powder/மிளகாய் தூள் -1 டீஸ்பூன்
  • banana flower, cleaned and chopped finely/பொடியாக நறுக்கிய வாழை பூ-1 கப்
  • salt/உப்பு 1 டீஸ்பூன்
  • oil/எண்ணை – பொரிப்பதற்கு வாழைப்பூ வடை
  • To make Vazhaipoo pakoda kuzhambu we need:
  • oil/எண்ணை 1 டீஸ்பூன்
  • mustard seeds/கடுகு 1 டீஸ்பூன்
  • dry red chili/உலர்ந்த சிவப்பு மிளகாய் 2
  • few curry leaves/கறிவேப்பிலை
  • onion/பொடியாக வெங்காயம் ½ கப்
  • medium-sized tomato/தக்காளி 1
  • tamarind thick extract/புளி சாறு ½ + 1 cup water/தண்ணீர்
  • sambar powder/சாம்பார் தூள் 1 டீஸ்பூன்
  • coriander powder/கொத்தமல்லி தூள் 2 டீஸ்பூன்
  • grated coconut/துருவிய தேங்காய்
  • coriander leaves for garnishing/கொத்தமல்லி
  • salt/உப்பு 2 டீஸ்பூன்
Instructions
  1. First Pakoda Preparation:
  2. soak both the dals in water for 1 hour and then drain the water, add it in a mixie jar. Grind it to a coarse paste. (do not add water while grinding)
  3. Transfer the grounded dal in a bowl, add a chopped banana flower, onion, chopped coriander, fennel seeds, salt, chili powder, turmeric powder and mix everything well.
  4. Now the pakoda batter is ready. Heat the oil in the fry. Take little pakoda batter drop roughly into the hot oil & fry them.
  5. once it turns golden remove it from oil and keep aside.
  6. Kuzhambu Preparation:
  7. Heat oil in a Kadai, add mustard seeds, dry red chili and curry leave fry well.
  8. Add the onion, tomatoes saute till until they turn soft and mushy.
  9. add the turmeric powder, sambar powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  10. immediately add the tamarind extract and water, let it boil.
  11. grind the coconut with little water and add it to the boiling kuzhambu.
  12. let it boil for another 2-3 mins so that the kuzhambu becomes thick.
  13. Once it has done switch off the stove. Now the kuzhambu ready.
  14. Pakoda Kuzhambu Preparation.
  15. we can do this in 2 ways, either you can soak the pakodas in hot water. Soak for 5-10 and then added to kuzhambu or
  16. you can directly add it to the kuzhambu and give some time to pakodas to soak in the kuzhambu.
  17. I did the second method, I let the pakodas soak in the kuzhambu. it tastes amazing! it's up to you you can try both the ways!
Notes
don't fry the pakodas too crispy then it will take much time to soak in kuzhambu.
fry pakodas in medium flame.
adjust the spice according to your tastebuds.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at http://www.premascook.com/2019/11/pakoda-kuzhambu-recipe-vazhaipoo.html