Thengai Varuthuaraitha kuzhambu

Thengai varutha araita kuzhambu is one of the common kuzhambu varitety many of us make especially from Southern part of Tamilnadu. The roasted coconut always give a unique flavour to the kuzhambu. We can add multiple veggies and enrich this kuzhambu. A very simple to make kuzhambu, and it tastes delicious. Relish this yummy kuzhambu with rice!

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Recipe CategoryMain Course
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Thengai Varuthuaraitha kuzhambu
Thengai Varuthuaraitha kuzhambu

Chopped Mixed Vegetables (Ladysfinger, Drumstick, Potato, Brinjal)1 Cup*
Tamarind1 Lemon size
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Curry Leavesfew

*1 Cup = 252ml

For Grinding:
Channa dal1 tablespoon
Coriander Seeds1.5 tablespoon
Red Chilli6
Grated Coconut1/4 Cup
Oil1 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Curry Leavesfew


  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice
  2. Pour oil in the pan and add the red chillies, channa dhal and coriander seeds and fry it until the dhal changes its color to brown. Add the cocunut and fry it till it becomes light red color.
  3. Grind the above ingredients to a fine paste in a mixer and keep it aside.
  4. Chop the vegetables into bigger pieces and cook these in a heavy bottomed pan by adding some water.
  5. When the vegetables are half cooked add the tamarind extract and salt and the ground paste.
  6. Let the kuzhambu boils till the vegetables are fully cooked and switch off the flame
  7. In a separate pan, pour the oil and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add the curry leaves.
  8. Add the above seasoned ingredients to the kuzhambu
  9. Now the Thengai varutharaitha kuzhambu is ready to serve with plain rice
    Thengai Varuthuaraitha kuzhambu
    Thengai Varuthuaraitha kuzhambu

Servings : 5 persons
  • Instead of channa dhal and coriander seeds, we can also use 3 teaspoon thur dhal and fry it and grind it along with fried cocunut and red chillies. This will give us another good taste of this kuzhambu.

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