Thatta payaru kuzhambu

Thatta payaru kuzhambu


Thata payaru                - 1 cup
onion                            - 1 finely chopped
tomato                          -  2
garlic cloves                -   10-12
 tamarind paste            -  1 tbsp
cumin powder              -  11/2 tsp
chilli powder               -   2 tsp
turmeric                       -  1/8 tsp
hing                             -  a pinch
curry leaves                 -   few
sesame oil                    -  2 tbsp
mustard seeds              -  1/4 tsp
fenugreek seeds            - 1/4 tsp
salt                                -  to taste


  • In a pressure cooker add 2 cups of water and a cup of thatta payaru and pressure cook upto 3 whistles.
  • In a kadai heat sesame oil and temper with mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  •  Add garlic cloves , turmeric and little hing to it.

  • After a while add onion and fry until iturns golden

  • Now put the sliced tomatoes and stir it for a while.

  • Add the salt,chilli powder,cumin powder to it.

  • After the masala blends well add the pressure cooked thatta payaru with 11/2 cups water and a tablespoon of tamarind paste.

  • Cover it with a lid and cook for another 7-10 minutes until the oil starts oozing out a little check and add more salt if needed.

  • Serve with Rice and papad

Serves  4-6

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