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Friday, March 06, 2015

Kara Kuzhambu Recipe | Kuzhambu ( with Brinjal, Drumstick and Potato )

South Indian kuzhambu Varieties

Kara kuzhambu has been My fav from my child hood as raised in chennai we always love to make south India food more than north Indian. I have mentioned about my chithi/ masi's  in my previous blog post she is a specialist in making scrumptious kara kuzhambu and I love to enjoy them while she loves to feed me a lot. Kara kuzhambu is one important gravy which is included in all south indian meals and there so many varieties of kara kuzhambu made. I love all the varieties , last week I made this brinjal drumstick and potato kara kuzhambu and My H loved it a lot. Brinjal and drumstick taste so delicious in kara kuzhambu , My mom adds potato to the kuzhambu too and this combo is my fav. A well made kara kuzhambu stay gud for one to 2 days and taste better when had the next after it is cooked.We had this delicious spicy kuzhambu with Hot steaming Rice and papadam . Lets move to the recipe now.

Kathirikai Murunkka Kara Kuzhambu

Brinjal Drumstick Potato Kuzhambu

Kara Kuzhambu

                                         Category  Preparation time    Cook Time
                                        Kuzhambu Recipes
15 mins
  30 mins
Vegetable Kara kuzhambu Recipe  Ingredients 

  Potato - 1 ( boiled)
  Drum stick - 6 pieces 
  Brinjal - 2 sliced
  Onion - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
  Tomato - 1 no ( chopped)
  Red chilly pd - 1 tsp
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
  Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
  Coriander pd - 1 tsp
  Tamarind - 1 lemon size ball
  Garlic - 2 pods ( minced)
  Oil - 2 tbsp
  Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Salt to taste

  • Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 15 mins and them mash them , then extract the tamarind pulp.Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  • Add the minced garlic and onion , saute them well till onions turn translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute them till they turn mushy.
  • Now add Brinjal and drumstick saute them well till they half cooked.
  • Add red chilly pd, cumin pd , coriander pd and mix them well.
  • Add 2 cups or more water and let the veggies ( brijal and drumstick ) cook completely.
  • After they are cooked add chopped Boiled potatoes and tamarind extract, salt. Mix them well.
  • Let the kuzhambu boil in simmer for a while so that the slight thick consistency is obtained. Oil should float on top of the kuzhambu.
  • After the kulambu is slightly thick, turn off the flame.
  • Serve them with hot steaming Rice and Papadam.

South Indian Kuzhambu Recipes


  1. lovely color.. So tempting.. Perfect weekend meal

  2. perfect colour ,tasty kuzhambu !


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