Powdered | Podi Potta Kara Kuzhambu

For this Kuzhambu You need

6  nos. of chopped drumsticks
7-8 nos. of shallots
3 nos. of Brinjals
3 - 4 tomatoes
Lemon sized tamarind (3-4 cups of tamarind extract)
10 nos. of garlic cloves (crush 3-4 garlic)
1 tsp. of sambar powder
Salt as needed
4-5 tsp. of oil

For Seasoning

1 /2 tsp. of mustard
1/4 tsp. of cumin
1/2 tsp. of fenugreek

For Grinding

1/2 tsp. of pepper
1/4 tsp. of cumin
1/2 tsp. of urad dhal
1/4 tsp. of mustard
1/4 tsp. of fenugreek

Without any oil fry all these ingredients until golden brown. Grind them to a smooth powder.


Wash and chop the onions, tomatoes and the brinjals.

Heat oil in a pan. Add all the seasoning ingredients.

Add the onions, drumstick, tomatoes, brinjals, garlic and saute them well.

Now add the tamarind extract along with the sambar powder and the grinded powder .

Add salt as needed and allow it to boil until the raw flavor extracts from it.

Hot and tasty kara Kuzhambu is ready to taste

You can keep it for 2-3 days.

Serve with rice........


Tina said...

Its new to me. Delicious and spicy.

Raks said...

Mouthwatering recipe,thanks for the recipe Aruna :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

i love the ground masala....yummy

SUFFIX said...

I feel hungry, yum yum!!

Rohini said...

Yummy and spicy!! I am game.. Adding fresh ground masala is new to me..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

new recipe.Never tried kara kuzhambhu using frsh ground masala.wil give a try soon

lata raja said...

Loved this recipe will give it a try soon

Anupama said...

Definitely a different variation from the regular kaara kuzhambu... will try it soon :-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! this is really nice. Can this powder be stored for many months?

Oceana said...

is this the 50th post ?
cud u send me a link of the post u told abt :(