Appalam Vendaya Kuzhambu

Vendaya Kuzhambu is a very popular, tangy and traditional gravy variety in Tamilnadu cuisine. It is a very simple dish and can be made in minutes with the simplest of ingredients from the anjarai petti / masala dabba. This kuzhambu/gravy is prepared by cooking the tamarind extract in roasted lentils , methi seeds and spices. The tangy flavour of tamarind and the slight bitterness from methi seeds are well complemented by the addition of red chillies and jaggery. The final addition of appalam/pappadams to the gravy is optional and gives a rich and glossy texture and appearance. Vendaya Kuzhambu is commonly served with steamed rice and a dash of ghee.