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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

kara-kulambu
         If you ask which is the best combo of vegetables for making kara kuzhambu means I would say its brinjal and drumstick. Both the veggies goes well with even sambar and same applies for kara kuzhambu too. I make this basic kuzhambu and make with other veggies like ladies finger and even Parupurundai kuzhambu. I love it a lot and this tastes great with rice,sesame oil/ ghee or even tastes good with dosa. I make usually the no-coconut kuzhambu like this, but make this occasionally when I have coconut in stock.
Kara-kuzhambu

Kara kuzhambu Kulambu recipe

Indian Lunch
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients


Brinjal  4 - 6 
Drumstick  2 
Tamarind  Big variety gooseberry size 
Onion  1 
Tomato  2 
Garlic  8-10 flakes 
Sambar powder  1 tblsp,heaped 
Pepper powder(optional)  1/4 tsp 
Turmeric  1/4 tsp 
Jaggery  1/4 tsp 
Salt  As needed 

To temper

Gingely oil/cooking oil 3 tblsp
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Toor dal 1 tsp
Jeera 2 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig

To grind

Coconut grated 1/2 cup
Onion 1

 

Method

  1. Chop 1 onion roughly and other onion and tomato finely. Peel the garlic. Extract the tamarind juice. Heat kadai with oil and temper with the items given under ‘to temper’ table in order. Add garlic and onion and fry till transparent. Add tomatoes and fry till soft. 1-kara
  2. Add the tamarind extract and enough water,salt, turmeric, sambar powder. Add drumstick cut into desired size. Let it boil for 4 minutes. Then add brinjal and bring to boil. Grind coconut and another onion smoothly with little water and add it to the kuzhambu. 2-kara
  3. Let it boil until the brinjal gets cooked and the kuzhambu gets thick. Add pepper powder and jaggery and transfer to the serving bowl.3-kara

Notes

  • Brinjal gets cooked easily, so add it later after drumstick gets cooked almost 3/4th.
  • You can add any vegetable of your choice. Even any one of drumstick or brinjal alone.
  • If you dont have sambar powder, you can try with red chilli powder too. But use 2 tsp only and add 1 tsp dhaniya powder.

Serve with rice and any curry, kootu or poriyal. I had with vazhakkai curry.

kara-kuzhambu-recipe

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67 comments:

  1. I love the brinjal drumstick combo too.We make a very similar version called sagle which is more like a semi-gravy poriyal - http://www.divyascookbook.com/2010/05/brinjal-drumstick-masala.html

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  2. Super kozhambu.. one of my fav.. Rak yours looks tempting.. i wish i could take a ladle of it now :)


    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

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  3. Coincidence, I made sambar with this combo. Looks delicious and Nice clicks.

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  4. never say no to this combo....yummmyy

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  5. karakulambu looks so good raji..yummy with rice

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  6. I love these kinds of kara Kuzhambu...looks really yum and delicious.

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  7. Never tasted kara kuzhambu before as i dont like it.But my hubby loves it.So will try soon.very tempting.

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  8. to me paruupu urundai is the best in karakuzhambu....we had a friend during our college days whose mother used to make it and send it for us.....I have the recipe in drafts, have been too lazy to post anything!
    I love this version and will find both veggies to try this!

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  9. Hi.....
    Sounds interesting... I have only made sambar and curry ... Will try this...How many onions do you use for this recipe

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  10. love the second picture with ghee (oil?) on top

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  11. yummy karakulambu!!!nice presentation and click!

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  12. I made similar kind of stew(ofcourse not with coconut) wid pumpkin 2day...looks yumm,love the way the brinjals r cut into the same size as drumsticks..

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  13. awesome recipe.. my all time favourite..

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  14. often make it love the spicy taste with tantalizing flavours.

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  15. Love kara kuzhambu...looks yummo. Its lunch time here and ur kuzhambu makes me crave for it now :) Nice clicks too

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  16. looks nice colorful.

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  17. Kuzhambu looks delicious! Wanna have it for my lunch now :)

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  18. Lovely post. It made me drool..

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  19. This curry is new for me,..perfect with a bowl of steamed rice,..:)

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  20. brinjal n drumstick, lovely combo....superb

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  21. New to me and seems drumstick goes perfect with brinjal.

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  22. சூப்பர்ர் குழம்பு,சுட்ட அப்பளத்துடன் சாப்பிட சூப்பராயிருக்குமே....

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  23. Murungakkai and kathirikkai in Kara kuzhambu, sema combination, nice preparation and lovely clicks..

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  24. wonderful combo of drumstick and brinjals. mouthwatering here

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  25. The last clicks is simple irresistible! make me crave for it!

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  26. yummy and delicious ...loved ur step wise presentation .

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  27. eggplant,drumstick makes good kara kuzhambu combo. ur kuzhambu looks absolutely delicious.

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  28. Absolutely delicious!!! I LOVE kara kuzhambu and the photos are so amazing! Brinjal and drumsticks are perfect for kara kuzhambu!

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  29. Yummy and spicy kulambu,beautiful clicks..

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  30. looks delicious. Spicy mouth watering kuzhambu..

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  31. Kuzhambu looks so yummy and very inviting.. Love your clicks..

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  32. Kara kuzhambu with ghee on it ia always heavenly. This combo is lovely.

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  33. Hi Raks,
    pic looks mouth watering:-)

    May i know the name of the vessel used in 3rd step, it looks like a transparent one, just curious to know about it.

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  34. Superb comfort meal!! loving the plating..
    Serve It - Stir Fried

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  35. Very delicious looking kozhambu. Such perfect presentation.

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  36. love this combination:Drumstick n Brinjal...kara kuzhambu looks more tempting...very nice recipe,going to try this for sure...last picture makes me feel hungry now...paakave sapidanum pola erukku :)

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  37. I love this combo too... both my favorite veggies...
    Awesome clicks!

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  38. love this combo dear...
    haven't tried kara kozhumbu with coconut , must give a try soon
    Beautiful clicks :)

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  39. I love kuzhambus like this.... i made with mochai too sometimes. Yummy.

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  40. My way of making kara kulambu was very simple till my marriage. Learnt the correct version only after marriage from MIL. Just looking at the title I went back to the past :-) No doubt, brinjal and drumstick make a wonderful pair which goes well with steamed rice.

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  41. Love this kulambhu, awesome clicks.

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  42. raks..it looks so yummy

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  43. Yum, I love both veggies and your kulambu looks perfect with rice.

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  44. Looks yum and nice pics

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  45. My mouth is water as I read this post! And I just had my dinner! lol..

    Can't wait to try this! Yum!

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  46. This is a must try gravy for me...
    I have one question.. I love the pot on the stove the brown one (what is it?) and I also love the one that you have displayed it in ...where did you buy it??

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  47. first click super...looks yummy

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  48. We make kuzhambu with this combo too. Lovely clicks Raks.

    Vardhini
    Event: Legumes
    Event: Fenugreek/Kasuri Methi

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  49. Looks lovely raji, I made one last week with cauliflower :)

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  50. Hmmm what a lovely combo love it. I am drooling and drooling here.

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  51. i am making this for lunch today, cant wait :)

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  52. Mmm.., that's what your clicks make me.., Love this combo.., I love the smell of drumstick, when I buy them I use them in everything possible :).., If could pick up your bowl.., I don't have to cook anything tonight!

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  53. mouth-watering!!!! karakuzhambhu and appalam awesome combo!!! i really envy your Gas-top Glass bowl raji!!!! i m trying my best to get it for me here, kidaika matengarathu!!!! :(

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  54. i tried it and it was superb......thanks for the recipe......

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  55. I tried this last night and it was superb with cabbage poriyal...
    So much did I loved this one, that I saved it for the next day's lunch, and trust me, it was heaved..
    You rock, raks!

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  56. Tried this last night, and was superb with cabbage poriyal..
    So much I loved this dish, that I saved some for next day's lunch, and trust me its out the world!
    Raks Rocks!

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  57. Which variety of brinjal is best for this recipe?

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  58. What variety of brinjal is best for this recipe?

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  59. It says grind one onion with coconut. Doesn't raw onion give a bitter taste?

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  60. hi!! m a greatest follower of your recipies.. only 2day got d chance to reply u. i made this kara kulambu 2day. it came out so well and evryone @ hme strtd praising me for my cookng skills.. thanku so much.. keep gng good work. for this kulambu i temepered d onion and coconut with 1/2 tsp jeera in a little oil and then ground it to avoid d biter taste of onion.

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  61. hi! i'm one of the greatest follower of your blog. tried so many recipies but only today got the time to reply you. I tried this kara kulambu and it came out so well that everyone at home loved it and started praising me for my improving cooking skills. A special thanks to you for that. Keep up your good work and keep going.!
    P.s: i tempered the coconut and onion with 1/4tbsp of jeera and 10 pepper seeds in oil and then ground it. Dont know it added any taste or not but one of my aunt told me to do this way.

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  62. hi Raks

    Big thanks to you. I tried this recipe with out coconut and came out nice ; tangy and spicy !!! I had a question about adding brinjal after tamarind paste. would that work? I heard veggies won't cook if we add tamarind first.

    The one correction I did was adding tamarind at the end. thanks.

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  63. The dish is similar to sambhar but it tastes delicious.hope to try many of your other recipes too.

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  64. Hi Raks, I have not tried karakozhambu so far! today it turned out so well! Thanks for the wonderful recepie:-)

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