Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu | How to make Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu

By Priya Suresh  |  22nd Nov 2015  |  
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About Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu Recipe

Chettinad masala kuzhambu makes a prefect pair when served along with rice as well as dosas and idlis. We call this masala kuzhambu as two in one kuzhambu, this gravy dish is perfect for both lunch and dinner.

Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu

Ingredients to make Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu

  • 1/2kg Brinjal (cut in small pieces)
  • 2 potatoes (cut in small pieces)
  • 15 Small onions /shallots
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Few curry leaves
  • oil
  • salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • To grind: 1/4cup coconut
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 onion (sliced roughly)
  • 1Tomato (sliced roughly)
  • 5 cashews

How to make Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil, saute the roughly sliced onion and tomato given under the list 'to grind' until they turn soft.
  2. Transfer it to the grinder, add the remaining spices given under the list 'to grind' and grind everything as fine paste with enough water.
  3. Now heat enough oil in a kadai, add the bayleaf, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and fry until they turn brown in colour. Add immediately the curry leaves, shallots and garlic, saute for few minutes until they turns brown.
  4. Now add the brinjal pieces, potato pieces and saute everything for a few more minutes. Now add a cup of water,chilly powder and salt, bring it to boil.
  5. Add the already grounded masala paste to the cooking veggies and allow it to boil (adjust the thickness of gravy by adding enough water now). Cook the gravy with the lid closed, simmer until the oil separates itself.
  6. Turn off the stove and add the chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with rice and spicy potato fry.

Reviews for Chettinad Masala Kuzhambu (3)

Ravichandran Natesan8 months ago


Priya Mary3 years ago

it's taste is amazing!!! wow Priya

Bindiya Sharma3 years ago

another classic dish from your kitty Priya..delicious as usual!!

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