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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Curry-leaves-kuzhambu-recipe

Karuveppilai kuzhambu is very tasty and healthy,easy to make tooCool!! Just like this kuzhambu,only ground curry leaves make the differenceRaised Eyebrow. This can be made in bulk and keep refrigerated and use for a week. Tastes great as it gets old ;)

Karivepillai-kuzhambu-recip

Karupveppilai kuzhambu recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients


Tamarind  1 small lemon sized 
Curry leaves  1/2 cup,tightly packed 
Sāmbhar powder  1 1/2 tblsp 
Turmeric  1/4 tsp 
Small onion/Shallots  5-7 nos.Finely chopped 
Garlic  10-12 flakes,chopped 
Salt  As needed 
Jaggery  small piece 
Pepper powder  1/4 tsp 

To temper:

Gingely oil/cooking oil 2 tblsp
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam 1/4 tsp
Mustard/Kadugu 1 tsp
Urad dal/ulutham aruppu 1 tsp
Toor dal/Thuvaram paruppu 1 tsp
Jeera/Jeeragam 1 tsp
Curry leaves Optional

Method:

  1. Wash curry leaves and grind it with little water to a smooth paste.
  2. Curry leaves Ground paste
  3. Extract tamaring juice from tamarind.Heat kadai with oil and add all the tempering items in order and fry till golden colour.Add the finely chopped onion and garlic and fry till golden brown.
  4. Onion garlic,fryGOlden browned onion
  5. Add the tamarind extract,ground curry leaves,turmeric,salt,sambhar powder(replace with red chilli and dhaniya powder if u dont have home made sambhar powder).
  6. Add sambhar powderFinal
  7. Add enough water and boil till oil separates and floats on the top.Add  jaggery and pepper powder lastly and give a boil.

Note:

  • The kuzhambu have to boil for atleast 15 minutes,till the raw smell of curry leaves goes off,so add enough water.
  • If ur kuzhambu has a green smell of the curry leaves then tamarind u have used must have been less,so the tamarind and the curry leaves paste should be in correct ratio.
  • Tastes best the next day Winking

    Mix with rice and ghee/sesame oil and enjoy!!Tastes best with Idly dosa also and will not get spoiled soon ,so ideal for travelling!!

    CURRY-LEAVES KUZHAMBU

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    59 comments:

    1. That looks soo tempting.. i love karivepilai kuzhambu but it has been a while since i made it.

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    2. Lovely photos Raji...I have to try out yur kuzambu for lunch today :)

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    3. That looks mouthwatering..Lovely photos..

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    4. sounds interesting...have lot of curry leaves..will make it tommorow..

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    5. That is something new for me dear...
      looks great..loved the fresh look of curry leaves...

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    6. I have already prepared similar with curry leaves, kuzhambu looks divine yaa!

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    7. looks delicious & mouthwatering.

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    8. looking good...i too have made check my site for variation

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    9. yummy kozhambu... i love it.

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    10. I love this dish...Looking very tempting!!!

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    11. WOOOHOO! On of my fav from my mom cooking , you pic looks awesome and hummm I can smell that aroma!

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    12. That looks so yummmmmyyyyy...& mouthwatering..+ so easy to make..goes right in my recipe book.

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    13. Heavenly, i have never made curry only using curry leaves as the base, so interesting! will try once for sure!

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    14. Wow, never made this before. Looks so aromatic and tempting!! Yum :)

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    15. i'll end up using my entire months grocery bill to buy those many curry leaves here!! :D LOL..but definitely delicious looking curry.

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    16. umm...kozhambu packed with nutritive values of Curry leaves..looks tempting Raks

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    17. Looks so tempting! Will have to try this next time I made idli maavu. :)

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    18. This is new for me,..looks yummy,..

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    19. aha! nice one. i have tons of fresh curry leaves from a recent visit to lil india!

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    20. aww..am sure I'll love it cos am nuts abt curry leaves...The kuzhambu looks soo soo good Raks..:)

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    21. Ok so this will be my next thing to try...looks gud..inbtw made the podi gal...it's gud...eating with everything ;)

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    22. I like this kuzhambu prepared by aunty..i never tried by my own..have to try once:)

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    23. mmmmmmm I can smell that aroma from here so tempting and those pic.s are very inviting yum yum.

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    24. I love curry leaf thokku.. looks same with use of tamarind. Will surely try rekha!

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    25. sounds too good.. looks very tempting.. wonderful clicks :)

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    26. Wonderful recipe. Nice click.

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    27. First time visit to your blog and that looks just yummy .....especially with the ground curry leaves...love the aroma of curry leaves.

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    28. Wow! very tempting recipe ! Lovely photos !

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    29. Thatz an amazing click Raji..I do in a different way, grinding tamarind along with curry leaves and never added onions..Will try your version this weekend for sure and will let you know..

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    30. yumm o yumm! I like the last pic best. I bet it is very nutritional too right?

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    31. Picture looks great & will try it , since i love flavour of curry leave ...Thanks for sharing dear .

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    32. curry leaf kuzhambu sounds healthy.Very new variety of kuzhambu.... must to try.

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    33. Very new to me....love the aromatic flavour of curry leaf in that kuzhambu.....Looks drool worthy....

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    34. I love this kulambhu Raji. I used to do in a different war. Yours looks yum!! Awesome clicks.

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    35. Kariveppilai kuzhambu looks heavenly. Mouthwatering. We love to have it just with rice and ghee. You're right, it tastes even better the next day.

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    36. I tried your method on sat Raji..It was yummy, even my toddler had that..Tx ma.

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    37. Wow.. thats lovely! Yummy recipe!

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    38. Love that pic of Kuzhambu. I am also a great fan of Paruppu Podi. Cannot have enough of it.

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    39. Tempting shot,love the generous use of curry leaves,sounds yum!

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    40. First time to your blog.. You got a very nice blog and interesting recipes. Kuzambu looks mouthwatering. It's a very different dish will have to try this next time...

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    41. Rak! You rock. I have fallen in love with your blog. :)

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    42. I tried this one raks.. it was wonderful.. visit my space @ http://salt2taste.blogspot.com/2010/10/kariveppilai-kuzhambu.html

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    43. Hi! Saw ur site in foodgawker.com
      Very impressive.I tried curry leaves kulambu.It came out well.Planning to post this recipe in my blog too.Do visit my site if u find time
      http://chitrascuisine.blogspot.com/

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    44. Hi,
      It looks yummy Will try it and thanks for the notes it helps a lot

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    45. Made this today. Excellent kuzhambu. Thanks for the detailed post. I have made a few of your recipes with great success.

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    46. Amazing recipe, cooked it last night.

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    47. awesome one. I loved this recipe. Great post and keep posting these kinda of recipe for bachelors like to try.

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    48. Nice recipe and it turned out to be a hit!!!!

      Thanks a lot

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    49. hi raks, thk u for the great recipies. as am the beginner in cooking i always used to refer ur websites. i tried this curry leaf kulambu today and it was not thick. so wat i should do for thicking the kulambu. even for smabar or other gravys if it has become watery wat v should do for making it thicker. is there any other ideas.. pls give some tips on this..

      regards, serene lee.

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      1. Use water and sambar powder accordingly. Try using less water and bit more sambar powder.

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    50. Hi
      I made this kuzhambu for lunch..the taste was very good but the colour was not like yours,it was more towards green...

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    51. Does this kuzhambu have smooth texture or is it lumpy?
      Thanks.

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      1. With Smooth ground curry leaves

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    52. Tried this yesterday for Dinner. Came out well. Tasted good with Chapathi. Thanks for the recipe. My husband liked it a lot!

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    53. Can I make it with dry curry leaves?

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    54. I tried preparing and its cum so yummy. and adding curry leaves to our daily meals help grow hair and thick.......... Try enjoying

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    55. I enjoy eating curry leaves. coz it helps grow hair.... and taste cum out well.

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    56. superb recipe...tried out today...it came out gr8

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