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Vetrilai Kuzhambu / Betel Leaves Kuzhambu

May-13-2016
Priya Satheesh
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
Serves
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ABOUT Vetrilai Kuzhambu / Betel Leaves Kuzhambu RECIPE

Betel leaves / Vetrilai Kuzhambu is a tangy kuzhambu in which betel leaves are used to make it more healthy. Apart from these leaves, I have added pepper and Jeera powder too, which is good for digestion. This is an excellent home remedy kuzhambu for cold and digestion.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Blending
  • Frying
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 8 - 10 Betel leaves, chopped into small strips
  2. 2 Onions, medium sized, chopped
  3. 10 garlic pods, peeled
  4. 1 tsp chilli Powder
  5. 1 tsp pepper powder
  6. 1 tsp coriander powder
  7. 1 tsp jeera powder
  8. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  9. salt to taste
  10. Lemon sized tamarind ( soak for 10 minutes and extract juice from it )
  11. 2 tbsp Gingelly oil ( 1 Tbsp for frying and 1 Tbsp for kuzhambu )
  12. 1 tbsp Vadagam
  13. 2 Springs of curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped onions followed by garlic pods.
  2. Fry it for a minute and remove from the flame.
  3. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, pepper powder and turmeric powder to the fried onions and garlic.
  4. Grind into a fine paste by adding little water and keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add vadagam followed by curry leaves.
  6. Add the ground paste and saute it for couple of minutes or till the oil separates from the masala.
  7. Now add tamarind extract, required amount of water and salt.
  8. Mix well and let it boil for 10 minutes on a medium flame.
  9. Add vetrilai / betel leaves strips and cook it for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from the flame and serve hot.

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