Omam Vendhaya kuzhambu is a special delicious kuzhambu . It is easy to prepare and also very tasty. There are some minor variations in preparing this kuzhambu and the one which i prepare in my home is given below.
Omam Vendhaya Kuzhambu
Omam Vendhaya Kuzhambu

Preparation Time1 hour
Cooking Time 30 mins


Tamarind1 small lemon size
Saltto taste
Sambar Powder2 tablespoon
Omam (Ajwain)1/4 teaspoon
Vendhayam(Fenugeek seeds)1/4 teaspoon
Pumpkin*1 small piece
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Oil2 tablespoon
Ghee1 teaspoon
Rice Flour (Optional)2 teaspoon
Hinga pinch

* Instead of Pumpkin you can add Onion, Brinjal, Drumstick, Ladies Finger or any other vegetable. Finely chopped onion add very good taste to the Kuzhambu


  1. Soak the tamarind in water for sometime, extract the juice and keep it aside
  2. Remove the skin of pumpkin and chop it into medium sized cubes and keep it ready. You can also add Onion / Ladies finger / drum stick instead of pumpkin.
  3. Now heat the oil in the pan, and add the mustard seeds. 

  4. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add vendhayam(fenugeek seeds) and omam and fry till the vendhayam(fenugeek seeds) turns golden brown color.

  5. To this add the sambar powder and fry for a while. Please make sure that you are not burning the Add sambar powder. Dont let the color of the sambar powder change to black.

  6. Add pumpkin pieces to the oil and fry for a minute. 

  7. Then add 1/2 cup of water to cook the pumpkin pieces. 

  8. When the pumpkin pieces are half-cooked, add the tamarind extract, hing and salt and let the kuzhambu boils in medium flame till the raw smell goes off and also the pumpkin pieces are cooked completely.

  9. In a bowl, add the rice flour and little water and make it dissolve in water.
  10. Add this rice flour water in the boiling kuzhambu and stir it well to avoid lumps.
  11. When the kuzhambu starts to boil switch off the flame
  12. Now the mouth-watering omam vendhaya kuzhambu is ready to serve with hot rice along with a spoon of gingelly oil.
  13. Omam Vendhaya Kuzhambu
    Omam Vendhaya Kuzhambu

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  1. This we call it as oma kuzhambhu .

  2. Please clarify whether cluster beans (kothavarangai) or sambar onion can replace pumkin?

    1. Hello Gopal, Yes, very much we can add Sambar Onion or any other vegetable.