Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mangai vathal kuzhambu with Artichoke Thoran

Mangai vathal are sun dried raw mango slices.Mom brought these,this last trip because she knew how much i love these.We make theeyal and vatha kuzhambu with these.These vathals are super tangy , so we reduce the amount of tamarind in the curry.I served this with artichoke thoran, adapted from Inji pennu's version.She has step by step instructions of how to clean and chop artichoke.Do check it out.I wanted this post to be send for Mango mania, but got delayed by a day...:(

Mangai vathal Kuzhambu


Mangai vathal - 1/2 cup
Sambhar powder - 2 tbsp
Small Onion - 6-8 (sliced)
Garlic - 5 cloves (sliced)
Asafoetida - two pinch
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Curry leaves - as needed
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Salt - as needed


In a pan, heat oil and fry mustard seeds,urad dal and then curry leaves.Add onion and garlic now, fry this until they are soft.Now add the sambhar powder and saute for few min.s.Finally add tamarind,asafoetida,magai vathal,salt and required amount of water.Let it boil until vathal is soft and kuzhambu is thick enough.Serve it hot with rice.


I love artichoke but never tried to cook at home. mango vathal is my fav and it must have tasted really good.

the kuzhambu sounds tasty and tangy!! i too love the dried mango, but havent had any recently!!

My mouth waters.... hearing about mango and kozhambhu ;) very nice colour!

I make vathal kuzhambu but Manga vathal ada da super! Love the tangy taste of mango and tamarind..

maaga vathal kozhambu is my facorite. I too prepare this the same way except that onion/garlic is not added. This year i missed making maanga vathal.

Mangai vathal looks so nice..the picture is too gud

I love mango dishes..and that kuzhambu looks nice. I have not tried artichoke though..

Mango kuzhambu sounds delicious and tangy......Its my all time favorite...I am feeling hungry now...

The vethal kuzhambu sounds so tangy, spicy and yummmmmiiiieeeeeeeeee :)

The artichoke thoran is a very unique and creative preparation!

Thanks for the recipes :)

Are the dried mango slices unripe & sour or ripe & sweet? I love mango both ways, but am assuming unripe b/c the curry is "super tangy." Yum!

Lovely dear.. new to me though!!

looks dellicious....new one for me..

This is such a unique and yummy recipe! Love it!

artichoke thoran sounds delicious and a very creative approach :)

wodnerful entry. It looks so tempting with all the ingredients you mentioned. I am bookmarking this.


mangai vethakozhmabu looks so delicious, nice twist adding artichokes.

Never knew Dried mango was used in Vatha Kolumbu.. Must be yum yum!! Artichoke thoran - new to me, very creative!!

A very inviting dish