Kara Kuzhambu

This Kara kuzhambu is chettinad special. Specially for spicy lovers. We can use drumstick, brinjal or ladys finger for this kuzhambu. In this kara kuzhambu recipe, I have used tara root and drumstick. Kara Kuzhambu rice with little gingelly oil is a wonderful delight. 

Kara Kuzhambu
Kara Kuzhambu

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Servings3 - 4

Drumstick10 pieces
Tamarind1 lemon size
Coriander Powder2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder2 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste

Ingredients for Grinding:
Cumin Seeds1 tea spoon
Channa dal1 teaspoon
Raw Rice1 teaspoon
Pepper1 teaspoon

Ingredients for Seasoning:
Gingelly Oil2 table spoon
Hing1/4 tea spoon

  1. Cook the tara root in pressure cooker and allow 2 whistles. Once cooked, peel the skin and make medium sized pieces and keep it aside with drumstick pieces. Chop the onions and keep it ready. Soak tamarind in water and extract the tamarind juice
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add cumin seeds, raw rice, channa dal and pepper and fry till the dals turn golden brown color. Take the fried items in the mixer and grind it to a nice powder.

  3. Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds

  4. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add cooked tara root and drumstick pieces and fry for 2 minutes

  5. Add chopped onions, and fry till the onions become transparent. Add a pinch of salt 

  6. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and fry for 2 minutes

  7. Add 1 cup of water and allow the drumstick to cook completely. 

  8. Once the drumstick is cooked completely, add tamarind juice, hing and salt and allow it to boil for 5 minutes so that the raw smell goes off

  9. Finally add ground powder and mix well. Keep the kuzhambu in low flame and allow it to boil for 5 minutes and remove from flame

  10. The spicy and tangy kara kuzhambu is ready to serve with plain white rice and a drop of gingelly oil
Kara Kuzhambu
Kara Kuzhambu

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Kuzhambu looks so appetizing...

I will try today & let u know the result

Today i will do it & let u know the result

I tried this today as to impress my tambrahm boy friend, PS: I am a keralite and we both loved the Kara Kuzhambu totally :)))

Just made it and gave to my MIL to taste. Her comment - Super! Can't wait to eat it properly at lunch time. Thanks for sharing such an authentic recipe. I doubled it as we all love kuzhambu varieties at home.

Can I make this kulambu using bitter gourd ?



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