Kara Kuzhambu Recipe

Kara Kuzhambu Recipe:

My Mom used to prepare this Kara Kuzhambu weekly once.Her method is some what different from mine,using hand she mix all the curry powders,salt and tamarind extract in a bowl  and she check the taste before adding it into the kadai.She call this as kuzhambu kuttu.I scared to touch the chilly powder by hand,but this time i tried her method,ofcourse,the taste is really yummy than my method.One of our blogger friend Reshmi asked me to prepare this kara khuzhambu.So iam dedicating this post for her,


2 drum sticks cut into medium sized pieces
1/2 brinjal cut into medium sized pieces,lengthwise
10 small onion pealed
1 tomato chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp gingely oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenu greek seeds

For Kuzhambu Kuttu:

1 cup thick tamarid extract
2 tsp sambar powder
4 tsp coriender powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt as needed


In  mixing bowl add all the kuzhambu kuttu ingredients and mix them well using hand without lumbs,if it is too thick u can add 1/2 cup of water while mixing and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a kadai add mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds.Once it crackles,add the small onions,tomato,curry leaves.saute it for a while.Then add the drum stick pieces and brinjal into the kadai,cover and cook.
Once the veggies cooked nicely,add the kuzhambu kuttu into the kadai and mix it well with veggie.Cover and cook  in a low flame,so that the raw smell goes.
Once the khuzhambu becomes thick,transfer it into the serving bowl.
                                   Serve with hot rice and simply with papad/kuttu.
Iam sending this to Vegetable Marathon Event by Ruchika cooks and Anita’s kitchen
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  1. says

    WOW Yummmy I was searching for this recipe 4m many days,Luckily I got it here :)Can we just use brinjal to do this kuttu…Once I tasted it when my friend made it he jst cut the brinjal wid stem intact,boiled them in tamarind pulp,pulled them out and add the seasonings and put the brinjal back.Plz reply

  2. says

    Dear Prema
    I like this method of cooking and the extra Coriander powder seems great…
    I have now located a small onion source in Delhi, will use them.
    Thank you so much for your comments at my sweet Pulao blog .
    Have a nice weekend

  3. says

    thank u prema for sharing this gr8 recipe to our friend bloggers….thanks a lot…glad to know that u hd tried ur mom’s process of making kk….so thnkful to u…i hve bookmarked this page…lovely recipe..

  4. says

    படத்தை பார்த்ததும் பசிக்குது…சூப்பர்ர்!! எங்கம்மாவின் செய்முறையும் இதேமுறைதான்….

  5. says

    Seeing the first snap at a glance I thought its a spicy mutton curry….the dish do look too delicious and the recipe sounds very tasty too…

  6. says

    படு சூப்பர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ர்………

    வத்த குழம்பும், கார குழம்பும் ஒண்ணு தான?

    எது எப்படியோ… இந்த வத்த / கார குழம்ப பார்த்தாலே, நாக்கில் நீர் ஊறுகிறது……

  7. Anonymous says

    Thanks for your receipe Prema.Do I need to add chilli powder to this receipe..is it enough to add only sambar powder and coriander powder?…Please let me know…

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