Yummy and spicy.. Its my all time favourite.
Tamarind - Lemon sized
Onions - 2
Sambar powder - 2 sp
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Mustard - 1 sp
Red Chilli - 2
Hing - 1/2 sp
Methi - 1 sp
Curry Leaves - few
Make thick pulp from tamarind for about 1 cup.
In a tava add a table spoon of oil, temper mustard, red chillis, hing, methi, curry leaves.
Once done, add the sambar powder to the oil. Saute 2-3 seconds.
Sambar powder is added as it has the extra spices in it)
The powder will get fried in the oil and immediately simmer and add finely chopped Onion. Saute till pink.
Add tamarind pulp.
Extract the tamarind again, as much as u can out of it adding water for about 2 cups more and add.
Let it boil. It will boil well enough and will come down to half its original size.
Serve hot with rice.
The spicy kuzhambu goes best with (any kind of) 'Paruppusili' as side dish. An ideal combo like Onion sambar and potato fry :)