2009/04/23

TRULY AUTHENTIC RECIPE FROM MY NATIVE VILLAGE ----YEZUMBU SAMBAR / MUTTON BONES SAMBAR

THATTANKULAM is a small beautiful village on the banks of river vaigai . This place is My grandfather 's birthplace and ofcourse , my dad was also born there . My grandparents have paddy fields and coconut garden there . It comes under sivagangai district . We will visit our village very often . My grandparents have 5 childeren,4 sons and 1 daughter .We make a get together very often in our grandparents place especially during Pongal . We never wish to miss it .The pictures are sent by my cousin , Kumar ,whose passion is photography. Thank you dear for these lovely snaps .

This is our way to our fields .



Coconut trees on the river bank .

VAIGAI RIVER, we need to cross it to make way to our fields .




This temple was constructed by my great grand father , Mr . Pandiyan . There was one idol of Lord Ganesh with the face of Nandi , which was brought by him . Recently,temple authorities removed it . During festivals , we used to offer pongals here .



Here come the truly authentic recipe from my grandmother ( Father's mom ) . My grandparents resides there . For every Festival , we used to gather in our village .


INGREDIENTS :

Mutton Bones with little flesh ---200 g
Drumstick --1
Brinjal ---2
Toor dal- 1 cup
Grinded Coconut -1/4 cup
Tomato -- 1
Onion --1
Green chillies --2
Sambar Powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric Powder--1 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Pressure cook washed bones,dal, slit chillies , curry leaves ,chopped tomato and onion , grinded coconut ,3 tspa of oil and little water for 4 whistles.
2) Once done , turn off the flame and allow the steam to leave .Then open the lid .
3) Mean while , boil drumstick and brinjal in a separate vessel .Remove from flame once cooked.
4) Turn on the flame and place the cooker without lid , add veggies , sambar powder and salt . Cook in slow flame,till the oil separates .

Serve hot with rice .
Sending this to Grammathu Kaimanam hosted by me


23 comments :

Asha said...

Beautiful post. Love the pics of village. Mutton curry looks so good.

I didn't have any photos of grandparents village but I posted it for your event. Hope you got my e mail entry. This is a great event, learn and remember our roots, thanks to you! :)

Happy cook said...

Loved the tour of your grandparents place, and love the mutton curry too really authentic.

Sanghi said...

That was really superb shama..! Excellent click!

Gita's Kitchen said...

You're rocking dear :) such wonderful photos. I am missing India :( This is my grandma's speciality, nothing can beat its taste. Lovely combination with a spicy side dish!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Shama the pictures are breathtaking... Mutton bones in sambar and with a mix of veggies thats so very authentic and new... Perfect dish...

Premyscakes said...

Love the curry recipe, book marked it.
It is great thing to post our own village treasures.

Pooja said...

Lovely post..Nice clicks..Recipe sounds yumm..

Ann said...

Shama,that was such a wondeful post ..Ho,i really miss my villang too..coz,even i had a river nearby..
VAIGAI looks so so lovely..can imagine how you feel..and the small temple,simply lovely..
And yes,the recipe is really wonderful and innovative to check,thank you shama.

Priya said...

Shama we are really missing our grandparent's villages, thanks for ur virtual show dear, just loved the pictues...

I love yelumbu kuzhambu, my dad's favourite too, my grandma used to prepare this yelumbu kuzhambu whenever we go to our village...

Deepa Hari said...

Loved the pics of ur village Shama...yummy curry...looks delicious.

Madhumathi said...

B'ful village..Thattankulam..engaiyo kelvi pata madiri iruku..
Nice kuzhambu recipe and a lovely write-up of your village :)

Yasmeen said...

love such lush green and peaceful village atmosphere.Tasty mutton in sambhar,a true recipe to treasure:)

Valarmathi said...

Beautiful pictures of village.Wonderful post. Yummy sambhar and very authentic.

Smitha said...

What a beautiful village.SO calm and serene. Looks like Pollachi.Is Vaigai near madurai?
My hubby is a big big fan of mutton.

kittymatti said...

nice recipe, nice countryside photographs! vaigai river bed, temple.. lush and green! very nice :)

Priya Sriram said...

Nice pictures of the village!
Mutton curry looks yumm too! :)

Lavanya said...

very nice..curry looks so yummy n gravy!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

lovely pic of village and temples.. nice post.

n33ma said...

Those village pics are so nice..green and beautiful village.It been ages since I visited my dads native.yummy curry.

Pooja said...

Great post with nice shots! This recipe is new to me..looks yummy :)

Prathibha said...

loved the pics of your village dear...
great event to keep our traditions..
will send u some entry soon..

Vicky Xavier. said...

Beautiful post dear. Loved the snaps of ur village.. reminds me of my grandpa's native place. Elumbu sambar is my favorite . Thats truly a native food.Great event. Hope u got my entry too:)

AnuSriram said...

Gr8 post! Nice photos of your village.. this brings back all my childhood memories!