PONGAL is celebrated in Tamilnadu as the harvest festival. It is celebrated with full fun in all the villages of TamilNadu. Kaikari Kulambhu is one of the most prepared special recipe on the day of Pongal with all the countryside grown vegetables.
Naatu Kaikari (Raw banana (Vazhaikkai), Elephant Yam(Senai kilangu), Sepang kilangu, Broad beans(Avaraikkai), Field beans(Mochai), Drumsticks(Murangaikkai), Peas(Naatu patani), Raw Mango(Mangkai)) - 2 cups
Onions - 2
Tomato - 2 small
Green Chillies - 3
Chilli powder - 2 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind water - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - few
METHOD OF PREPARATION:
1) Heat oil in a kadai. Once hot, add Mustard and Jeera. When is splutters, add onion and saute till tender.
2) Add in the Tomato and saute it till tender.
3) Add in the vegetables and green chillies. Saute for few minutes, add little water and cook till the vegetables are cooked. Then add in the tamarind water , turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook till the oil separates out. Garnish with curry leaves.