Sundakkai Vatha Kulambu Recipe / Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu / Dried Turkey berry gravy

 Sundakkai Vatha Kulambu | Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu | Dried Turkey Berry Gravy

Sundakkai vathakulambu

This Sundakkai vathakulambu is a very delicious traditional South Indian kulambu (gravy) variety made with sun dried sundakkai (Turkey berry) which is cooked in tamarind gravy spiced with sambar masala.

This kulambu can be stored even for a week and can be had as a side dish for plain rice,idli,dosa,poori,chapati,appam, idiyappam etc.. Check out how to make this traditional sundakkai vathal kuzhambu recipe below.


Dried Turkey berry/Sundakkai vathal-1/2 cup
Tamarind extract-1/2-3/4 cup or big lemon sized tamarind
Small Onion-10-12 nos
Onion- 1 no chopped
Garlic- 10 nos
Sambar powder-4-5 tsps
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Jaggery-1 Tbsp
Gingelly oil-2-3 Tbsps

Recipe Video


👉Heat gingelly oil in a kadai add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds  allow it to crackle add curry leaves.

👉Add sundakkai vathal and saute for few seconds until colour changes.

👉Add garlic and saute. Next add small onions and big onion and saute well until the onions are translucent.

👉Add sambar powder and turmeric powder mix well and saute for few seconds.

5.Pour the tamarind extract and required water mix well.

👉Add salt .Note that dried sundakkai will have salt so add accordingly.

👉Allow the kulambu to boil until it thickens to desired consistency finally add jaggery mix well.

👉Serve hot.

Preparation Time-30 mins
Serves -4-5 

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