Peoples' general tendency is to throw the skin of some of the vegetables and fruits. But actually there are lot of nutrients/minerals in many vegetables and fruits. Orange is one such fruit. The skin of orange is also rich in citrus contents and it is healthy for us. So i prepared this recipe by using the skin of orange. It is a very delicious kuzhambu with citrus flavour.

Orange skin kuzhambu
Orange skin kuzhambu


Orange 3
Tamarind1 big lemon size
Red Chilli3
Salt To taste
Channa dal1 1/2 teaspoon
Sambar Powder2 tablespoon
Thur dal1 1/2 teaspoon
Urdal1 1/2 teaspoon
Fenugreek1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Hinga pinch
Grated Jaggery2 teaspoon
Oil4 tablespoon

  • Peel the skin of oranges and chop into small pieces

  • Soak the tamarind in water for sometime and extract the juice and keep it aside
  • Heat the pan, add oil and when the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. 

  • When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add hing, fenugreek seeds, broken red chilli, dals and when the dals turn golden brown

  • Add the chopped orange skin and fry it well

  • To this add tamarind extract, sambar powder and required salt and allow the kuzhambu to boil till the tamarind raw smell goes off

  • After the kuzhambu has boiled nicely, add grated jaggery and let the mixture boil for 2 minutes and then remove the kuzhambu from flame

  • The mouth-watering orange skin kuzhambu is ready to serve with hot rice and 1 spoon of gingelly oil and appalam
  • Orange skin kuzhambu
    Orange skin kuzhambu

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  1. Excellent Recipies. I thought brahmins recipies do not have garlic and onion, but I saw it in some recipies like channa masala and poori masala. Thank you.