Vendhaya Kuzhambu | வெந்தய குழம்பு | Fenugreek Seeds Gravy

Today I am featuring my Grand ma’s simple வெந்தய  குழம்பு  recipe.Most of the people have their own twist on traditional recipes,like my grand ma add shallots to Vendhaya kuzhambu which gives mild taste and nice flavour to the kuzhambu.Do try this delicious kuzhambu and enjoySmile.


2 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
Hing,a generous pinch
10 shallots
A sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup thick tamarind extract
1 cup water
Salt to taste
Jaggery , a small piece

To grind :

1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds | vendayam
2 tbsp coriander seeds
3-4 red chillies
1 and 1/2 tsp channa dhal
1 and 1.2 tbsp grated coconut


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Dry roast the grinding ingredients separately and let it cool for some time.Powder it in mixie into fine powder.Keep aside.

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Heat oil in a kadai and fry fenugreek seeds,mustard seeds,hing,till splutter.Add shallots and curry leaves,fry till it become soft.

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Add the tamarind extract,water,grinded powder,turmeric powder and salt.Let it boil for sometimes,till it becomes thick.Add jaggery finally and switch off the stove.

Vendhaya Kuzhambu

Here is our flavourful kuzhambu is ready.


Serve it with hot rice and ghee | sesame oilSmile.

I am sending this to Sara’s Cooking with Love- Grandmom Event.

Have a Nice Day!!!


  1. says

    ஸ்ஸ்ஸ்ஸ் படத்தை பார்த்ததும் நாவூறுது…எங்க வீட்டுக்கு பக்கத்து வீடா நீங்க இருந்தா எவ்வளவு நல்லாயிருக்கும்…

  2. says

    Can’t even describe how yummy that last picture that you took looks. There are some dishes that you could just tell from the way it looks, how yummy it is. THis looks like one!

  3. says

    My late precious Amma makes vendaya kulambu almost the same way,sometimes she would deep fry small cubes of potatoes or small cubes of eggplant separately and add it to the kulambu at the end ,this makes it yummy with white rice and pappadam

  4. says

    My hubby tried this recipe replacing the shallots with onion , tomatoes and lima beans.. it turned out out real good..Tasted very similar to the Thenga aracha kozhambu… This will be a regular on our menu from now…

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