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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Capsicum Puli kuzhambu | Kuzhambu Recipes

Capsicum is an delicious veggies which we  can find in many colors . I love capsicum and  potato combo and also paneer tikka with capsicum . Capsicum is one of my fav veggies i love to add capsicum in pav bhaji , and mixed vegetable curry they leave out the a peppery aroma and the helps in spicing up the gravy . When it comes to south indian cuisine my first most loved dish is kara kuzhambu  I love them spicy . So for this weeks BM i had an  option of trying  different  recipes  with capsicum other than the veggie's I usually try . I chose the theme cooking with capsicum for this week and am glad to try this delicious kuzhambu for a difference with capsicum in it. Click here for Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#34.

Capsicum puli kuzhambu is like a normal kara kuzhambu But addition of capsicum bring out a lot of aroma to the kuzhambu and also helps to spice up the gravy well  .  The chunks of capsicum brings an very delightful taste to this kuzhambu. Serve this kuzhambu with steamed rice and applam / papad to accompany.  Lets move to the recipe for this yummy and flavorful kuzhambu .


Capsicum - 1 No  ( deseeded and chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Oil - 2 tsp
Onion  - 1 No (chopped)
Tomato - 1 small ( chopped)
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Coriander pd - 1 tsp 
Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
Sambhar pd - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
salt to taste 
Tamarind - 1 lemon small size ( soak in water for 15 mins and extract the juice )
Coriander leaves - To garnish 


  • In a saucepan heat oil , add mustard seeds . Once it splutters add curry leaves .
  • Then add chopped onion and saute till they turn translucent , then add capsicum and saute them well for a while .
  • Now add tomatoes and saute them till they turn mushy .
  • Add Red chilli pd, sambhar pd, turmeric pd , coriander pd , cumin pd and mix well.
  • Now add 2 cups of water and boil it well till the kuzhambu is a bit thick .Add enough water if to adjust the consistency of the kuzhambu .
  • Now add the tamarind juice , salt and mix well simmer and boil the kuzhambu well till the oil gets  separated  and floats on top and the gravy is a bit thick in consistency .
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve Hot with rice.


I haven't added fenugreek seeds if you want you can add it while tempering.


  1. Very interesting recipe. Love the colour and the clicks too.

  2. Even i love capsicum but never tried it in a tamarind gravy

  3. Cute containers and yummmy looking kuzhambu Manjula.Love capsicum.

  4. looks so appetizing...gorgeous color

  5. lovely kuzhambu... looks so yum...

  6. sounds very interesting,looks yumm

  7. Totally flavourful.. Would love to have it with thayir saadam any day ;-))

  8. That kuzhambu looks spicy and flavorful.

  9. Very Inviting!! Looks total comfort food...

  10. That's one different one..very nice Manjula..I like puli kuzhambu, so next I should use this veggie..

  11. Looks so fiery and very cute presentation!

  12. Nice recipe and lovely presentation....

  13. Even I like capsicum flavor, you pictures are making me drool

  14. Can guess the aroma of the gravy from here itself... fingerlicking kuzhambu..


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