Vendakkai Vatha Kulambu or Sun Dried Turkey berry with Okra in a tamarind Sauce

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                     Its been over a month since I touched this blog.  I have been on vacation for a long time and I miss my blogging a lot and here is my recipe.

            This dish is famous in Tamilnadu, Southern Part of India which is healthy, tangy and flavorful. This tastes divine and often made with Okra, which is a tasty rendition of tamil culture and village cuisine. When combined with rice mixed with sesame oil, makes a wonderful lunch. This dish goes well with appalam or papad or creamy spinach


      1/4 Cup of Dry Vathal
      1/4 Cup of Lady's Finger
      1 Chopped Onion(Big)
      5-6 Garlic Cloves
      Lemon Size Tamarind  
      1/2 Tsp of Turmeric
      3 Tsp of Vatha Kulambu Powder
      1/2 Tsp of Sugar or Jaggery
      Salt and water as needed

  To Temper

      2 Tbsp of Gingelly(Sesame Oil)
      2 Red Chillies
      1 Tsp of Mustard
      1 Tsp of Urad Dal
      1/2 Tsp of Fenugreek
      Few Curry Leaves
      Pinch of Hing(Asafoetida)



  Health Benefits of Sun Dried Turkey Berry

  • Good for mouth and stomach ulcers.
  • Rich in fiber content.
  • Good antidote for worms in stomach.
  • It controls diabetes and blood pressure.