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TIRUNELVELI SODHI KULAMBU/THENGAI PAL KUZHAMBU

Another traditional recipe from my native place. This is famous in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli (South India).It is also called as Mapillai Sodhi as it is prepared on special occasions ,for guests and also when giving feast for newly married couples.

INGREDIENTS

Onions…….2 or Shallots few

Carrots……..2

Potatoes……..2

Drumstic……….few pieces

Curry leaves a few

Mustard seeds ………1/2 TSP

Urad dhal……….1tsp

Juice of lime 1

Beans,peas also can be added.

Also increase or decrease vegetables accdg to your family taste.

For grinding masala.

Ginger 2inches pieces……..3 or 2

Green chillies………3

Garlic few pods

Fry these 3 ingredients and grind into a fine paste. Keep it aside

Coconut milk

1 St extract milk ……..1 cup

2nd extract milk…2cup

3rd extract milk…..1cup

For thickening add powdered pottukadalai to the milk.Some add moong dhal for thickening the milk.

Method for extracting coconut milk

Coconut milk is extracted by processing grated coconut with some warm water.

Generally 1 cup of grated coconut yields 2 cups of coconut milk.

A simple way is grate1/2 coconut for 1 person.

1. In a blender take1 cup grated coconut with 3/4 cup warm water

2.Blend for few minutes.

3.Strain through a strainer.

4.we can squeeze with hand or press with a spoon.

5. This milk will be thick and creamy.

6.Again put in blender by adding 3/4/cup water and repeat the procedure again.

7. This milk will be thinner than the first one.

8.Again repeat the same with 1/2 cup water and extract.This milk will be pale and very thin.

Method

1.Pour little oil in a kadai.Then add mustard seeds after it splutters addurad dhal when it turns brown then add curry leaves.

2.Now add onions and carrot.Fry a little when onion turns translucent add other vegetables saute for a minute.

3.Now add the third milk to the vegetable allow it to boil for few minutes add salt and grinded paste to it.

4.After sometime add 2nd milk and cook.

5. When vegetables are done add the 1st milk..

Do not boil for a long time.

When it mixes well.switch off the stove.

6.Add lime juice and finely chopped coriander leaves after some time.

As a side dish for sothi we prepare ginger thovial.

GINGER THOVAIAL

INGREDIENTS

Ginger……2 ” pieces 2

Coriander seeds……2 TBS

Red chillies……2 nos

Coconut scrapings……3 TBS

Tamarind a small piece

Salt as required

Oil for frying.

For seasoning:

Oil 1tbs

Mustard seeds 1/4tsp

Urad dhal1/2 ts

Method

In a kadai put oil and fry all ingredients except salt and tamarind.

2.Put in blender and grind as chutney adding little water.

3. Add seasoning finally