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........

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Its new to me. Delicious and spicy.

  2. Mouthwatering recipe,thanks for the recipe Aruna :)

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

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

  5. Loved this recipe will give it a try soon

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

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

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

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