Puliyita Poritha Kuzhambu

Puliyita Poritha(Poricha) Kuzhambu is another variety of kuzhambu popular in Southern part of TamilNadu, especially in Tirunelvelli district. Rich in vegetables and have a wonderful flavour. Goes very well with fried poriyal such as Lady's finger fry, Kovakaai Fry etc. My mom used to make this often when I was young as this dish is dainty and also we get more quantity. Puliyita Poritha(Poricha) Kuzhambu with Sutta Appalam a delightful lunch I love to have...

Puliyita Poritha(Poricha) Kuzhambu
Puliyita Poritha(Poricha) Kuzhambu

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 45 mins

Tamarind1 small lemon size
Thur dal3/4 Cup
Raw Banana1 /2
Curry Leavesfew
SaltTo taste
Snake gourd(Pudalangaai)1/2
Turmeric1/2 Teaspoon
Chick Peas(Optional)2 tablespoon

Ingredients for Grinding:
Oil1 teaspoon
Red Chillies6
Urid dal1 tablespoon
Pepper Corns1 teaspoon

Ingredients for Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
Bengal Gram Dal1 teaspoon
Grated Coconut1 tablespoon
HingA Pinch

  1. Cook the dhal in pressure cooker till soft and smash it nicely and keep it aside. 
  2. Soak the tamarind in the water and extract the juice. If we plan to use chick peas, soak it in water for the whole night and pressure cook it and keep it ready
  3. Pour the oil in the pan and fry the red chillies, urdhal and pepper and grind it to a paste.

  4. Finely chop all the vegetables and cook the vegetables in a pan by adding a pinch of turmeric.

  5. When the vegetables are half cooked add the tamarind extract

  6. Add the ground paste along with salt. Let the mixture boils for 5-10 minutes in medium flame till the raw smell of ground paste goes off

  7. Then add the smashed dhal and stir well

  8. In a separate pan pour the oil and once the oil is heat add the mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds start to sputter add the channa dhal and fry till it becomes golden color 

  9. Add Hing and curry leaves and grated coconut and fry it till the coconut becomes red color.

  10. Add these seasoned ingredients to the kuzhambu

  11. The tangy and spicy Puliyita poritha kuzhambu is ready to serve with plain rice.
  12. Puliyita Poritha(Poricha) Kuzhambu
    Puliyita Poritha(Poricha) Kuzhambu

  • We can add 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds while frying the ingredients for grinding. But it is optional
  • Chick peas is also optional. But the flavour of cooked chick peas bring a nice taste to this kuzhambu

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