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Venthaya Kulambu

Priyadharshini Selvam
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Venthaya Kulambu RECIPE

Residing country; Malaysia. Authentic Fenugreek seeds curry. Try with rice to get the complete flavour

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  2. 2 teaspoon gingely oil
  3. 1/2 teaspoon jaggery
  4. 20 Indian shallots (small onions)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  6. 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 teaspoon sambar powder
  9. gooseberry size tamarind
  10. 2 sprigs curry leaves
  11. 1/3 cup fresh coconut


  1. Dry roast the fenugreek seeds until golden. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  2. Heat gingely oil in a pan until hot. Add in the mustard seeds and asafoetida (hing). Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the curry leaves.
  3. Add in the finely chopped small onions. Saute the onion for five minutes. Soak the tamarind in a cup of water for 15 minutes. .
  4. Squeeze the tamarind to release all the pulp. Discard the seeds and set aside. Add in the tamarind pulp to the pan. Along with the pulp, also add in a cup of water
  5. Add in the sambar powder, salt and a little piece of jaggery. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the curry on a low flame for about 15 minutes.
  6. Take a small mixie jar and add in the fresh coconut and roasted fenugreek seeds. .
  7. Add a quarter cup of water and grind the mixture to a smooth paste. Add in the ground paste and simmer the curry for just couple of minutes
  8. Do not simmer for a long time. Serve the curry hot with rice.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   May-18-2018


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