Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi | How to make Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi

By Sandhiya ThirumalaiKumar  |  6th Mar 2018  |  
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About Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi Recipe

Sothi or better known as "Mapillai" sothi in Tirunelveli area of Tamilnadu. Mappillai means bridegroom in tamil and this coconut milk based curry is prepared by bride's family to treat their SIL on the first day after marriage when he visits bride's place

Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi

Ingredients to make Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi

  • moong dal - 1/4 cup heaped
  • potato - 1
  • Beans - 7
  • carrot -1
  • peas - 2 tbsp
  • cauliflower - 1/2 cup florets
  • Drumstick - 5
  • Peal onion - 5
  • tomato - 1
  • mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • cumin seed - 1 tsp
  • oil - 1 tbsp
  • asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • ginger - 1 inch piece
  • garlic - 5+ 2 pods
  • Green chili - 4
  • curry leaves - few
  • coriander leaves - few
  • salt - to taste

How to make Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi

  1. Cut the potato,carrot into small pieces & beans into 1/2 inch pieces.In a pressure cooker wash & add moong dal ,potatoes,carrots & beans along with asafoetida powder and enough water.
  2. Cook it for 3 whistles. Now will start the grinding work, add the green chili in mixie jar and grind into coarse paste.
  3. In the same jar, add the peeled & roughly chopped ginger and garlic(5) and grind into smooth paste and set aside. Next add the coconut and grind into coarse mixture.
  4. Then add 1/2 cup of water and grind into smooth paste.
  5. Transfer the coconut paste into strainer and extract the coconut milk. That's the first coconut milk.
  6. In the same jar, add the extracted coconut again with 3/4 cup of water and grind into smooth paste.Extract through the strainer and discard the coconut residue. This is second coconut milk.
  7. Peal & cut the shallots into half or quart depends on the size, slit the drumstick & cut the tomato and the remaining garlic into small pieces. Heat the kadai with oil, add mustard & cumin seed, let them splutter.
  8. Add the onions & curry leaves, saute till the onions becomes translucent.Add the cauliflower & drumstick and saute in the oil for 1 min, then add the ginger garlic paste and chili paste. Saute till the raw smell leaves.
  9. Then add the tomatoes, give a quick mix & then add the second coconut milk. Let it boil and allow the veggies to cook. In the mean time, open the pressure cooker and mix it with laddle gentle.
  10. Once the veggies are cooked, add the dal & salt.
  11. As i have precooked peas, so adding now(if not having cooked peas, pressure cook it with dal) and let it boil for 3-4 mins. Keep the flame in low and add the first coconut milk & mix well. Let it in flame for 3 mins & switch off the flame.
  12. Finally add the coriander leaves and lemon juice & mix well.

My Tip:

1.Don't boil the kuzhambu vigorously after adding the first coconut milk. 2.If you have ginger garlic paste, use 1 tbsp of it. 3.Adjust the chilies according to your taste. 4.Cumin seed gives great flavor to the sothi. 5.Generally we dont add turmeric powder, but if you wish add 1/4 tsp for extra color. 6.No need to add all the veggies, even with potato , carrot & drumstick alone, you can make this.

Reviews for Sothi Kuzhambu/Tirunelveli Sothi (1)

Hema Mallik8 months ago

It seems to be so yummyyy...