Banana, Sambar

Vazhakkai Puli Kuzhambu

Ingredients:
Tamarind Extract – 1 cup
Green Banana – 1 cup, peeled and chopped
Sambar Powder – 3 to 4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Rice Flour – 1 1/2 tsp

For Tempering:
Ghee – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp
Dried Red Chilli – 1, halved
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Method:
1. Heat 1 cup of water with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in a pan over high heat.
2. Bring to boil.
3. Add the green bananas and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, till almost cooked.
4. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder and salt.
5. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
6. Dissolve rice flour in 1/2 cup of water.
7. Add to the sambar and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
8. Heat ghee for tempering and fry the tempering ingredients.
9. Add it to the kuzhambu.
10. Serve hot with rice.