Nov 8, 2008


Drumsticks – 2no
Sambar Onion – 10—15
Garlic -5-6 cloves

Big Onion – 1 finely chopped
Tomato – 1finely chopped
grated coconut -1 tab sp
Tamarind – small lemon size
Sambar Powder – 1 heaped tab sp
Turmeric Powder – ½ tea sp
Gingelly Oil – 2 tab sp(or you can use sunflower oil also but gingely oil will give a better taste)
Mustard – ½ tea sp
Fenugreek – 1/4 tea sp
Red Chillies – 2
Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 tab sp
Curry leaves – few
Salt – to taste
Soak tamarind in water. Squeeze out the juice, add water and make 2 cups of tamarind water.
Cut the drumstick s into medium size pieces.
Chop tomato and onion very finely
peel the sambar onion and garlic.
In a sauce pan add one tea sp oil and add big onion pieces and fry till it turns transparent.
now Add tomato pieces and fry till the tomatoes mashed well. Add grated coconut and sambar powder and fry for two minutes. Remove and cool it. When it is cooled, grind to a fine paste.
Add the remaining oil to the same sauce pan When it is hot add mustard. When it popup, add bengal gram dhal, red chillies broken into pieces, curry leaves.
Then add fenugreek and fry till it turns light brown.
Add sambar onions and garlic fry well.
Then add drumstick pieces and fry for two to three minutes.
Add tamarind water along with turmeric powder. Bring to boil. Reduce the heat and cook till the drumstick become soft.
Now add the ground paste along with a cup of water and stir well. Allow to cook in very low flame for 5 to 8 minutes.

After grinding the coconut and tomato, you can wash the mixie with a cup of water and add that to the paste and make it semi liquid.
If you add this liquid, it will blend with the kuzhambu well.
You can also prepare this Kuzhambu with green banana, or in combination of brinjal, Drumstick, broadbeans.
Serve with hot plain rice and any poriyal(vegetable stir fry) I served with kovakka poriyal(tindora, kunduru,dondakaya).
And you can use this Kuzhambu as a side dish for idli,dosa,and pongal too.

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CurryLeaf said...

It looks great with rice and surely with breakfast as well.Yummy comfort food

Unknown said...

Ummm... Mouth-watering. I miss Murungakkai very much hear.

Unknown said...

Drumstick is a favorite , so are drumstick leaves:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

spicy kulambu yar i love drumstick in any form of dish. Same pinch today i made drumstick sambar. Love this kulambu.

Pavani said...

it looks yummy and delicious...

Anonymous said...

kara kuzhambu looks mouth watering.receive friendship award from my blog

Unknown said...

thanks for sharing a wonderful sambar recipe..

Divya Kudua said...

Kuzhambu looks drumsticks in any curry!!;-)

Jaishree Iyer said...

kara kuzhambu looksmouthwatering..It looks great with rice.Yummy comfort food.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow love drumstick dear..prefectly prepared kaara kuzhambu, looks spicy n delicious rekha..

Unknown said...

looks delicious... perfect with rice...

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love drumstick .. looks yummy

Bhawana said...

I had drumstick in sambhar they taste good. ur curry looks very tempting. m sure with rice it wud have been heavenly.

Padmajha said...

We dont get drumstick to try ur recipe with someother veggie..

Unknown said...

Looks so delicious, miss drumsticks.

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Unknown said...

Murungakkai kara kuzhambu paarkave romba nalla irukku..

Recipeswap said...

I just love this curry,drumsticks make any curry good.Great recipe.

Gayathri said...

The receipe looks spicy and delicious.

Unknown said...

This curry was awesome !!My husband liked it very much.. Thanks a lot for such a good recipe !!

Anonymous said...

Awesome recipe,very different! Tried it and it came out so well, only that the colour was more fenugreek/yellowish color than reddish like yours, but the taste was delicious. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi Anonymous
The color may be becouse of red chilli powder what you use some chilli powders won't give the color.