Vathakulambu Recipe

  • Heat oil in a cooking pan.
  • Add some mustard and curry leaves, allow to temper.
  • Add chopped tomatoes,your favorite fresh vegetables and fry for some time.
  • Add required amount of water (1200 ml) and Thillai’s PulikulambuMilagai Powder (50 g), allow to boil for 15 mins.
  • No need to add Onion, Tamarind & Salt.
  • Thillai’s Pulikulambumilagai Powder can be used for preparing Tomato Kulambu, Fenugreek Kulambu, All fresh vegetables Kulambu, Fish Kulambu, Dry fish Kulambu and Egg Kulambu.
about-thillai's Cooking Instructions


  • In a deep bottom frying pan, add 2.-3 Tbsp oil and fry the dried Vathal till aroma rises, take out & keep separately.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in pan; add some of mustard & curry leaves allow to temper.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes to oil and fry for a minute.
  • Add required amount of water (1200 ml) and add one full pocket of Thillai’s Pulikulambumilagai powder and allow boiling for 5 min.
  • Now add fried Vathal to boiling mix and allow boiling for further 5 min.
about-thillai's Required Ingredients


  • 100 ml of edible oil/ sesame oil
  • 25 g Dried Sundakkai/ ManathakkaliVathal (optional)
  • Little mustard & curry leaves for tempering
  • One Small tomato – chopped
  • 1200 ml of water
  • Thillai’s Pulikulambumilagai powder packet (50g)

servedishNow Kumbakonam famous sundakkai Vathal Kulambu is ready to serve.

Cooking tips

  • Thillai’s Pulikulambu powder contains onion, tamarind and salt. You can add more if needed to suit your taste.
  • You can use your choice of Vathal or sundakkai.

Thillai’s recommends: Thillai’s Kumbakonam famous VathalKulambu with appalam (Papad).