Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kara Kuzhambu

This Kara kuzhambu is one of my favourites and I learnt it from my Grandmother.It tastes great with hot steaming rice accompanied by Potato curry and Papad.

Kara Khuzhambu

Kara Khuzhambu


Small lime size
As needed
Gingelly oil
1 tblsp
Small onions
½ cup
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Curry  leaves
 As needed
To Roast and grind
Channa dhal
2 tsp
Coriander seeds
3 tsp
Red chilli(see Note below)
Methi seeds(Vendayam)
½ tsp
A generous pinch
Oil(for roasting the spices)
½ tsp

spice powder for kara khuzhambu

Kara khuzhambu preparation

Kara Khuzhambu

  • Take a fry pan,add oil and roast the items given under 'To roast and grind' table.Cool and grind to a fine powder.
  • Take a kadai,add little gingelly oil and fry the small onions till it turns golden brown.
  • Extract two cups of tamarind juice from the tamarind extract.Take this tamarind juice,salt,fried small onions and cook for few minutes till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off completely.
  • Now mix the ground spice powder with little water to make a paste and add to the kuzhambu.Mix well and cook in low flame for about 5 mins.
  • When the kuzhambu thickens in consistency,switch off the flame.
  • Take some oil in a pan,add mustard seeds followed by curry leaves and once the mustard seeds splutter add it to the kuzhambu.Kara kuzhambu is ready to serve.
  • Increase or decrease the red chilli to suit your spice level.
  • You can also add some cooked baby potatoes roasted in oil for some time and add to the kuzhambu along with small onions.


  1. looks yummy.this name is new for me..

  2. kulambu looks so to eat with hot rice & ghee

  3. I have run out of curry recipes and thanks for this interestingly flavored one. My other half must have curries so I will make it for him. As usual, we love curries with rice.

  4. We do it for vatha kuzhambu similarly.

  5. . I tried this.Yummmmmm!!!!!!!.
    savithri sumanth.


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