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Karunai kizhangu/Elephant Foot Yam Kara Khuzhambu

 I'm back with my favorite khuzhambu recipe, my daughter has school holidays due to which I was unable to blog and also my laptop crashed.   I got a new laptop, school holidays are over so I have some time in hand to blog.  This is a simple recipe and taste delicious.


1 tbsp Karuvadam
10 Small Onions
10-15 Garlic Pods
1 Tomato Diced
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
11/2 cup thick Tamarind extract
100g Karunai Kizhangu cut into medium sized pieces
1 tbsp Sambar powder
2 tbsp Coriander Powder 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Grated Coconut 
salt as needed

                               Sometimes Karunai Kizhangu gives throat/tongue irritation while eating, but by adding tamarind extract it won't give much irritation.Still If u feel it may irritate your tongue then Peel the skin of the Karunai Kizhangu and cut into medium sized pieces,Half cooked it and then add it into the Kuzhambu.

This is Karuvadam,my mom Prepared and sent it from india.It contains Cumin seeds,Mustard seeds,Fennel seeds,Curry Leaves,Onion etc...Iam using this alone for tempering.This will give a nice aroma for the Kuzhambu.This vadam is available in stores also. 


  • Heat the Oil and add the Karuvadam and shallow fry it in oil.
  • Add the Onion,Garlic,salt,Tomato and Kara Karunai.
  • Cover and Cook for Few minutes/Cook till the veggie get soft. 
  • The kizhangu get cooked well in oil so no need to boil separately. But you feel it will irritate the tongue you can half boil it and then add it at this stage.
  • Add the tamarind extract to the Cooked veggie and then add the turmeric powder,sambar powder and coriander powder.Let it cook for sometime,till the raw smell goes.
  • Grind the coconut into fine paste with little water and add it into the Kuzhambu.

  • Once it starts bubbling at the top, slow down the flame.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes/till the Kuzhambu becomes thick.

Here is the Kara Kuzhambu is ready.You can have it with hot Rice and papad.

Have a Nice Day!!!

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  1. Welcome back :)
    haven't tried kara kuzhambu with this
    looks perfect and tempting dear
    nice clicks.

  2. Thank u so much Aruna for ur mail and supportive words:)

  3. Very innovative recipe... Looks so yum and beautiful...

  4. Gud to see you back ...n this looks so so gud ...yum ...I wish can have that platter

  5. Delicious gravy,makes me drool.yum

  6. Glad u r back Prema!!!! This curry looks so flavorful, soicy & deeeeliiiicious!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Hello dear!!! Hru doing? Singapore had 3 weeks school holidays or so right? We only 2 weeks..hehe!

    Never heard of karunai kizhangu, really new to me. Curry looks divine...can I try some now? ;)

  8. welcome back!!...khuzhambu looks colourful &tempting...

  9. Very tempting and yummy dish! Nicely presented....


  10. welcome back dear !! this looks really nice and wonderful !!

  11. Wow.. Ur kuzhambu is tempting and a pefect one..

  12. Looks so spicy n yum! A great blend of spices n your pics are super inviting :)
    US Masala

  13. Wow! karunai kizhangu kuzhambu looks too mouthwatering...glad to see you back in action:)

  14. Hi Prema, How are you ?..

    Lovely and delicious recipe.. looks simply amazing and tempting.. Thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

  15. Oh boy what a beautiful work...loved all your clicks my friend, splendid. Love Karunaikizhangu so much, but bit hard to find it here:(

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  16. wow, that looks superb. delicious looking recipe. My mom makes a sweet and tangy fry of it and I love it so much, you reminded me of that :)

  17. Super Kara kuzhambu Prema...parkave sorgamthan, taste sollave vendham!!

  18. I will try this curry as you added coconut paste Love it.

  19. Prema,asathunga, romba romba super..Pramaadham..

  20. Wow. Kara kuzhambu looks mouthwatering.Tempting clicks
    South Indian Recipes

  21. Wow this is so so tempting...slurrp. Perfect with rice

  22. tempting kuzhambu prema...superaha irrukku..

  23. hv not tried kuzhambhu with this hv made only curry but am always afraid of this veggies because of its irritation.. but i shd try it soon after seeing this .. i like karuvadam so much..

  24. Mouthwatering here, kuzhambu looks super delicious and makes me hungry, seems u r back with a bang..

  25. Yummy kuzhambu,how I wish to stay near your house to taste all these yummy stuffs :) Loved the clicks very much!

  26. nice collection of recipes..very delicious kara kuzhambu and nice presentation..

  27. mouthwatering kuzhambu, looks like my mom's, beautiful pictures

  28. Mouthwatering kuzhambu...If I have this curry for lunch, I'm sure I can eat double my usual rice quantity.

  29. kara kuzhambu is my fav. i am literally drooling here. i love ur dish. i dont have that karuvadam part of it. i will buy it in the stores and try this. the color, the flavor .. i can already feel the tingling sensation in my mouth. yummmm....

  30. i am making this today for lunch :)


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