Sunda vathal kuzhambu

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Sundakkai vathal / dried sundakkai / dried turkey berry kuzhambu is a tangy and delicious gravy prepared with dried sundakkai, small onions cooked in tamarind water. It goes well with white rice and appalam or vadagam.

Sunda vathal kuzhambu


      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Sunda vathal / dried turkey berry
      • 5 nos – Sambar onion / small onion (chopped)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped)
      • 2 nos – Garlic (chopped)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp – Red chilli powder (as needed)
      • 1 1/2 tsp – Coriander powder
      • 1 no – Tamarind (gooseberry size)
      • 1/2 cup – Coconut milk
      • Salt as needed


      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Sesame oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 2 pinch – Fenugreek seeds
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves

Sunda vathal kuzhambu process

Preparation method:

  1. Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water and squeeze out the pulp. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add sunda vathal, fry until it is slightly yellow color.
  3. Add onion, garlic along with required salt and saute until translucent. Then add chopped tomatoes saute until mushy.
  4. Next add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder, saute until raw smell goes. Then add tamarind water and 1/2 to 1 cup of water, bring it to boil.
  5. After 10 mins add coconut milk and cook for 5 more mins. Tasty sunda vathal kuzhambu is ready and serve hot with white rice, appalam or vadagam.

Sunda vathal kuzhambu


  • You can always replace coconut milk with coconut paste (ground coconut).
  • Do not over fry sunda vathal otherwise you may feel burnt smell from your kuzhambu.

Sunda vathal kuzhambu


  1. Shanthi this is my favorite curry :) looks super inviting dear

  2. Thanks for visiting and nice words. keep in touch.

  3. my favourite kuzhambu... Nicely done

  4. like it anytime.. my fav curry..

  5. Very healthy...looks gr8 with coconut milk...must be creamy n delicious...

  6. Love this Kuzhambu.Nice addition of coconut milk

  7. Lovely recipe.. My all time favorite

  8. My all time fav, healthy n very inviting...

  9. looks tempting curry
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  10. Yummyilicious and fingerlicking gravy, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

  11. Delectable presentation and authentic curry... :)

  12. I prepare it the same way,except I skip adding coconut milk.


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