Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu

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Also Known As:  Appla Vatha Kulambu,Papad Vathal Kolumbu,Appala Curry,Papadum Vathakulambu,Indian Wafers in Tamarind Gravy

Category:  Curry

Region:  Tamil Nadu

Type:  Vegetarian

Serving Size:  4  Adults

Cooking Time:  10  Minutes

Preparation Time:  10  Minutes


  1. Papad     5    no.
  2. Tamarind Pulp    2    tbsp
  3. Sambar Powder (available in market)     2    tsp
  4. Asafoetida     ¼    tsp
  5. Curry Leaves     1    stalk
  6. Mustard Seeds     ¼    tsp
  7. Fenugreek Seeds(Uluva)     ¼    tsp
  8. Oil     2    tbsp


  1. Tear papads into tiny bits.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the fenugreek seeds and roast until its golden brown in colour.
  4. Add papad pieces and stir until it puff up.
  5. Add 1 cup of water, tamarind pulp, sambar powder, asafoetida, salt and some curry leaves. Cover and cook over a medium flame for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove Kuzhambu from heat when the gravy thickens.
  7. 'Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu' is ready to serve.

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Best Combinations with Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu:  Chapathi

Recipes Similar to Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu:  Vellarikka Curry , Bunt Chicken Curry , Egg Tomato Curry , Chicken Curry Style 1 , Beef With Kaya Curry

Other Recipes with Papad:  Pappada Samoosa , Papad Roll , Pappad Thoran

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