Apr 7, 2013

Sodhi Kuzhambu

This Sodhi is specially made for newly married groom by his mother in low.  when he first visits brides home after marriage. When the groom first comes to brides home and this sodhi served in lunch with Ginger chutney  and rice. I first read about this occasion and about the special recipe from Tirunalvelli District in a news papper. That sounds very interesting and I saved the news paper. This recipe sound more like Kerala vegetable stew with some changes. But when I cooked and tasted it  taste like Avial ahhh confused!!!!!! no. This looks like stew and taste more like avial... Any way that taste realy wonderful. First time I made it with ghee rice but with ghee rice it is not a good combination . With plain rice it goes very well and best combination with dosa and iddiyappam. so here is the recipe...
sodi kuzhlambu INGREDIENTS:--
Carrot  ---   1 big
Potato   --- 1 medium
Beans   --- 10
Drumstic  --- 1
Onion  --- 1 big
Ginger ----  1 and half inch piece
Garlic cloves ---  5
Green chillies  --- 5 or according to your taste
Grated fresh coconut  --- 1/2 coconut
Roasted gram (pottukadalai) --- 2 tab sp
Curry leaves  a few
Turmeric powder  -- 1/4 tea sp
Lemon juice  --  2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil   ----  2 tab sp + 1/2 tea sp
Mustard seeds  --- 1/2 tea sp
Fenugreek seeds   --- 1/4 tea sp
1. Grind grated coconut with one cup water and take strain thick coconut milk, that is first coconut milk.
Again add 1 cup more water to coconut past and take second coconut milk that is thin coconut milk set a side.
2. Cut vegetables in to 2 inch pieces,finely chop onion ,ginger and garlic.
3. In a pan  fry green chillies till soft and set a side.
4. Heat remaining oil in the same pan add chopped ginger, garlic, fenugreek seeds fry for a while then add chopped onion and fry till onion turns in to soft.
5. Now add vegetable pieces, turmeric powder, salt to taste give a good stir and add 1 cup of water and cook for ten minutes or till vegetables are cooked.
6. Grind fried green chillies with fried gram (pottukadalai) with little water in to a fine paste.
7. Add thin coconut milk to vegetables and cook in a high flame for 10 minutes.
8. Then add green chilli and gram paste and give a good stir.
9. Now keep the heat in low flame, add thick coconut milk (first coconut milk) and cook for two minutes in a low heat.
10. Heat 1/2 tea sp oil in a pan add mustard seed let them crackle then add curry leaves and add this seasoning to Sodhi. Now add lemon juice and give a good stir.
Serve hot with rice and ginger chutney. Other then rice I liked this Sodhi kuzhambu with dosa yumm....
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Priya Suresh said...

Sodhi kuzhambu looks fabulous, never knew the tradition behind this dish,glad to more through you Padma.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

looks delish1

Archana said...

o wow this sounds so delicious. I love it Padma

Srivalli said...

I have heard so much about this recipe Padma, though I haven't tried it myself..looks good..

Pavani said...

Very interesting to know about the tradition behind this delicious dish.

Harini R said...

Wow! this sounds so flavorful. Was not aware of the tradition behind this though!

Rajani S said...

Never heard of this before. It looks like a fusion of stew and avial!

vaishali sabnani said...

New to me..so much to learn from you Padma.The dish looks lovely.

Unknown said...

Wow really interesting tradition. Love the drumsticks in this curry :)

sujitha said...

Fantastic Sodhi.... looks good....

Unknown said...

this does look like aviyal!!! bowl of delicious and creamy and silky smooth..
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Padmajha said...

Never knew about the tradition behind this dish Padma. I have tasted this with idiyappam.Your dish looks very inviting...

Manju said...

Nice to know about the tradition and sudhi kulambu look perfect. Hoe even this goes god with string hoopoes.

Suma Gandlur said...

I see myself making this for me. Sounds delicious.