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Nellai Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu
Vegetable Rich South Indian Kuzhambu!

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Ingredients

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1 Lemon Size Tamarind
0.5 Cup Toor Dal (Pigeon pea)
0.5, Chopped Raw Banana
1 Potato
50 g, Chopped Snakegourd / Pudalangai
50 g, Chopped Cucumber
1, Cubed Brinjal
1, Chopped Carrot
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
As Needed Salt
For Grinding
1 Teaspoon Oil
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 Tablespoon Whole Urad Dal
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
3 Red Chili
1 Teaspoon Peppercorns
For Tempering
1 Teaspoon Oil
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
2 Tablespoon Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
2 Tablespoon Grated Coconut
Few Curry Leaves
a Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)

Nutritional information

1/2 Cup
Serving Size
64 g
Calories
0.9 g
Fat
11.4 g
Carbs
3.3 g
Protein

Healthy, Authentic & Easy Kuzhambu!

Features:
  • No Onion No Garlic Recipes
  • Traditional Recipes

Ingredients

  • For Grinding

  • For Tempering

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Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu is another variety of kuzhambu popular in Southern part of TamilNadu, especially in Tirunelvelli (Nellai) district. This kuzhambu is rich in vegetables and have a wonderful flavour. Some may think this is like usual sambar, but for sambar we usually use readymade sambar powder or sometimes, if we need more quantity, we grind bengal gram dal, coriander seeds, red chilli and make a paste out of it and use it for sambar. For this Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu, we will be using urad dal instead of bengal gram dal. Also tempering is unique in this Kuzhambu. We will temper with mustard, bengal gram, curry leaves and coconut. The tempered bengal gram adds a nice crunchy taste and also the fried coconut adds a wonderful flavor.

Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu, goes very well with fried poriyal such as Lady’s finger fry, Kovakaai Fry etc. My MIL used to make this often 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. Also Poricha Kuzhambu (without Tamarind), Thengaai araicha kuzhambu, rasavangi, sodhi, Rasa Vada, Tirunelveli Halwa  are some of the Nellai Special Recipes.

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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.

Directions:

(For the detailed step by step instructions along with pictures, please scroll down further)

  1. First soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice
  2. Next, pressure cook dal along with turmeric powder and mash it nicely and set it aside
  3. We will start with preparation of grinding ingredients. Heat oil in a pan and add the grinding ingredients and fry till golden brown. Grind these to a smooth paste
  4. Heat a sauce pan, add the chopped veggies along with turmeric powder. Add fresh water and cook the veggies till the veggies are almost cooked
  5. When the veggies are almost cooked, add the tamarind extract along with turmeric powder and salt. Allow the tamarind extract to boil for 5 mins for the raw smell of the tamarind extract to goes off. Add the ground spice paste and allow the spice paste to cook with the kuzhambu. Cook the kuzhambu for 5 mins
  6. Then, cooked and mashed dal to the kuzhambu and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding water. Bring the kuzhambu to boil and switch off the flame
  7. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard Seeds and allow it to sputter. Add bengal gram dal and fry till it becomes light brown. Then add curry leaves and grated coconut along with asafoetida and fry till coconut becomes golden brown. Add these tempering to the Nellai Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu
  8. Serve the delicious Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu with hot steaming rice along with a teaspoon of ghee and enjoy this delicious food!

Notes :

  1. Vegetables are your choice. There is no hard and fast rules with respect to vegetables to be used for this kuzhambu.
  2. If we have less veggies, we can soak chickpeas overnight and cook them and add it to this yummy kuzhambu
  3. Adjust the consistency based on your taste – Some wants a thick kuzhambu with lot of vegetables.. some wants it little watery. It’s your choice
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Steps

1
Done
15 mins

Cooking Dal

Take Toor dal in a vessel. Add turmeric powder and add water and pressure cook dal for 4 -5 whistles or till it becomes mushy. Once the dal is cooked, mash it with the back of the ladle and set it aside

2
Done
10 mins

Soaking Tamarind

Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice and keep it aside

3
Done
5 mins

Preparing Grinding Ingredients

Heat oil in a pan. add the grinding ingredients and fry in oil till the dal becomes golden brown color

4
Done
2 mins

Grinding Spices

Grind all the fried ingredients to a smooth paste by adding little water

5
Done
10 mins

Cooking Veggies

Heat a sauce pan, add the chopped veggies along with turmeric powder. Add fresh water and cook the veggies till the veggies are almost cooked

6
Done
5 mins

Time to add Tamarind Extract

When the veggies are almost cooked, add the tamarind extract along with turmeric powder and salt. Allow the tamarind extract to boil for 5 mins for the raw smell of the tamarind extract to goes off. Add the ground spice paste and allow the spice paste to cook with the kuzhambu. Cook the kuzhambu for 5 mins

7
Done
5 mins

Adding Cooked Dal

Then, cooked and mashed dal to the kuzhambu and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding water. Bring the kuzhambu to boil and switch off the flame

8
Done
2 mins

Tempering Process

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard Seeds and allow it to sputter. Add bengal gram dal and fry till it becomes light brown. Then add curry leaves and grated coconut along with asafoetida and fry till coconut becomes golden brown. Add these tempering to the Nellai Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu

9
Done

Serving Time

Serve the delicious Puliitta Poricha Kuzhambu with hot steaming rice along with a teaspoon of ghee and enjoy this delicious food!

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging.Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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