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Kara Kuzhambu

Manjula Bharath
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Kara Kuzhambu RECIPE

Brinjal and drumstick taste so delicious in kara kuzhambu , My mom adds potato to the kuzhambu too and this combination is my favourite. A well made kara kuzhambu stays good for one to two days and tastes better when had the next after it is cooked.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Bachelors
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Stir fry
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. potato - 1 (boiled)
  2. Drum stick - 6 pieces
  3. Brinjal - 2 sliced
  4. onion - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  5. tomato - 1 (chopped)
  6. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  7. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. coriander powder - 1 tsp
  10. tamarind - 1 lemon size ball
  11. garlic - 2 pods ( minced)
  12. oil - 2 tbsp
  13. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  14. cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  15. salt to taste


  1. Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 15 minutes and then mash them, extract the tamarind pulp. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Add the minced garlic and onion, saute them well till onions turn translucent.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and saute them till they turn mushy.
  5. Add Brinjal and Drumstick. Saute them well till they are half cooked.
  6. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and mix them well.
  7. Add 2 cups or more water and let the vegetables (brinjal and drumstick) cook completely.
  8. After they are cooked add in chopped boiled potatoes and tamarind extract followed by salt. Mix them well.
  9. Let the kuzhambu boil and simmer for a while so that the slight thick consistency is obtained. Oil should float on top of the kuzhambu.
  10. After the kuzhambu is slightly thick, turn off the flame.
  11. Serve them with hot steaming Rice and Papadam.

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Felcy Rodrigues   Sep-25-2017


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