Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu

Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu, a famous traditional Tirunelveli special kuzhambu. Since this kuzhambu is rich in vegetables, we normally don't make poriyal, rather we make Senai Thayir pachadi which is a wonderful combination for this delicious Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu.

Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu
Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu

Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu
Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu

Mixed Vegetables1/2 Kg**
Thur dal1/2 Cup*
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Pepper Powder1 teaspoon

* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml
** Mixed Vegetables - Carrot, Yam, Snakegourd, Cucumber, Brinjal, Raw Banana, Drumstick

For Grinding:
Cooking Oil1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli3
Grated Coconut1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Raw Rice1 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Cooking Oil1/2 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1/2 tablespoon
Split Urid dal1/2 tablespoon

Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu
Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu

  1. Cook the thurdal in the pressure cooker till soft and mash the dhal. Soak the raw rice in water for sometime.

  2. Chop all the vegetables into small pieces. Cook all these vegetables in a heavy bottomed pan by adding water along with a pinch of turmeric, pepper powder and salt

  3. In a separate pan pour the oil and add the red chillies for a minute Add the fried chillies along with cocunut, jeeragam and raw rice soaked in water to a mixer

  4. Grind the ingredients to a nice paste by adding water. Add the mashed dal to the cooked vegetables and allow it to boil

  5. Finally add ground paste to the and allow the kuzhambu to boil. Switch off the flame once the kuzhambu boil for 2 minutes.

  6. In a separate pan, pour the oil and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add the urdhal and fry it until it becomes red color and then add curry leaves. Add these ingredients to the kuzhambu

  7. Now the Poritha Kuzhambu is ready to serve with plain Rice.
  8. Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu
    Poritha Kuzhambu / Poricha Kuzhambu

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Hi Mami, Am a regular reader of your blog and really like the festival posts in particular. Was just referring to this recipe and found that the stage at which the daal is to be added is missing. I am quite sure its before adding the ground paste, just thought of letting you know.

Dear Mami
I got to know about your blog very late, better late than never,I am daily viewer of ur site..if there is no new post, am sure to see any of earlier variety and try everyday. Am crazy of any south indian dishes so ur recipes are always a big help tome. thanks a tonne for your guidance.

Thanks a lot for your comments. Keep seeing the blog and let me know your comments and suggestions.

Mami... U always rock and I am a BIG BIG Fan of U!!

Thanks Ramya. Keep trying the recipes and provide your valuable suggestions and comments

Hi aunty, can u pls post full view of the pics like u usually did to ur previous posts..u simply rock, im a great fan of ur traditional recipes. I follow ur traditional recipes to the dot and it comes out very well..like I said earlier, pls try posting full view of the pics like u usually did..TIA

Mami, your recipes are great and easy. We have always been doing all the dishes but your recipes seem to be easy.

Can you please give the recipe for sambar they do in hotels? Somehow that seems to smell much better than the one that we make at home??

Thanks and keep on cooking!!1


Thanks for your lovely comments. Please refer to the following link to make hotel sambar. The instructions given in this recipe to prepare sambar is the usual method followed in any hotels. I will try to post a separate post for this soon...


dear mam
I tried yr sago dosai really a wonderful recepie

Dear mam,
Your recipes are great. We cannot thank you enough for all the good work you are doing, and people like us in overseas, taste real authentic food..

Please keep up the good work.

Hi mammi, nice recipe.. Want to know the combo for Poricha kuzhambu. What goes well with this? Thanks

Best combination is Chenai (Yam) Thayir pachadi or daangar pachadi and also jeera rasam

Thanks mami

I àm a native tirunelveli. My paati taught us to make poritchakuzhambu with just drumsticks and vathakuzhambu pdr. Boil drumsticks. Add boiled and mashed toor dal. To it add, hing, one and a half tbs of vathakuzhambu pdr and half tsp of pepper pdr and salt. Mix in . Add little water to bring it to a kozhambu consistency and simmer for 4-5 mins. Remove from heat. Tadka of mustard jeera and a red chilli. Garnish with curry leaves. Combi for it is a nice arachukalaki of gooseberry or manga.

Thanks a lot for sharing traditional poricha kuzhambu. I am going to try this soon and publish this recipe and give due credits to you :-)



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