Pongal Sambar / Kathamba Kuzhambu
Pongal Sambar is a gravy with multiple vegetables and prepared on the occasion of pongal festival.
To Pressure Cook
Chinese Potato / சேப்பங்கிழங்கு Seppankizhangu
Yam / சேனை கிழங்கு
Purple Yam / ராசா வள்ளி கிழங்கு
Yam ordinary / கருணை கிழங்கு
To Pressure Cook with Tamarind Water
Broad Beans / அவரக்காய் Avarakkai
Pongal Sambar Powder
To Grind and Paste
Clean all the veggies and get them ready. Chop all the veggies and set aside.
Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the pulp and discard the waste.
Add all the veggies to be pressure cooked with tamarind water into a pressure cooker. Add in turmeric powder and salt to taste and pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium flame.
Add all the veggies listed under to pressure cook into a pressure cooker along with salt and turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.
Add both the veggie mixture into the same pot and cook again.
Add coconut, small onion and garlic and blend them into a paste with minimum water.
Add the coconut paste into the veggies. Add Curry Leaves.
Add the Pongal sambar powder and cook until the masala blends well. Add salt if required. The gravy thickens.
Add the tampering mixture into a separate wok an heat them . Add them into the veggies mix.
Delicious and healthy pongal kuzhambu is now ready to serve.
Coconut Can also be roasted and added. I prefer fresh coconut for its taste.
The Spice Mix powder contains raw rice. This is the key ingredient that thickens the gravy.
Other Veggies like Yellow Pumpkin, Ladys finger, Ridge Gourd, sweet Potato can be added.
If you wish to add more spice add some chilli powder.
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