Sundakkai(Turkey berry) Vatthal Poricha Kulambu(Pulilacurry)/Tamarind less Sambhar

I have already posted a variety of poricha kulambu with drumstick leaves. Here is a very quick recipe which can be done in a jiffy even in busy morning schedules.Turkey berry has excellent medicinal values. It develops immunity at a large. It protects you and cures from stomach infections and cold related issues. My mother keeps recommending this for my son. yesterday I found all words of my mother in a Siddha book. You can add this your baby food with less spices after beginning rice.


  • Moong Dhal-1/2 cup mashed
  • Sundakkai Vatthal-10-15
  • Oil -To cook
  • Salt-to taste
  • Turmeric Powder-A pinch
  • Hing-A pinch

To dry roast and grind:

  • Pepper-5 to 6
  • Red Chilly-2
  • Coconut-1/2 tbsp
  • Toor dhal-1/4 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tbsp

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves


1.Wash and cook the dhal in pressure cooker. Mash it well and set it aside.

2.Dry roast the ingredients and let it cool.

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3.In the meantime add oil in a kadai and fry the sundaikkai vatthal .

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4.Make a coarse powder of the items roasted.

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5.Heat a kadai,add oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad and curry leaves.

6.Add the roasted powder,turmeric powder and hing.

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7.Add around a cup of water and let it boil.

8.When it begins to boil add the mashed dhal and mix it well.

9.After five minutes of boiling add sundakkai vathal and give a quick stir.

10.Serve it hot with rice.

3 thoughts on “Sundakkai(Turkey berry) Vatthal Poricha Kulambu(Pulilacurry)/Tamarind less Sambhar

  1. I tried out Poricha Kuzhambu today with carrots and potato. Came out well. We also call it “puli illa kari”


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