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Marundhu Kuzhambu/ Medicinal curry

Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
15 minutes
Prep Time
7 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Marundhu Kuzhambu/ Medicinal curry RECIPE

As the name indicates , this curry is of loads of medicinal values and goodness . Relieves from cold and flu , a best postpartum food to regulate the new mother’s intestines , bring out the toxins from her body . This curry is a best winter food . This is my late grandma’s recipe which is being passed on . In another perspective , this is a quick handy curry which could be stored for long journeys . Could be stored for months when refrigerated .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Condiments
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Shallots 20
  2. Sesame oil 2 tablespoons
  3. Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  4. Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon
  6. Hing 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Garlic pods 12 crushed
  8. Sambar powder 1 tablespoon
  9. Dry ginger powder 1 teaspoon
  10. Ajwain powder 1 teaspoon
  11. Black pepper powder freshly ground
  12. Salt 2 teaspoons
  13. water 1/4 glass
  14. Tamarind pulp extracted from one lemon sized tamarind ball


  1. Heat a wok . Heat sesame oil 2tbsps, splutter mustard seeds , Methi seeds , hing powder , curry leaves , crushed garlics ( 10), saute 20 shallots till it turns colour .
  2. Now add a tbsp of sambar powder and fry it well in the oil . See to it the Sambar powder doesn’t burn . Add little water so that the shallots cook well .
  3. Mean time extract tamarind pulp from a lemon sized tamarind ball . Now add the tamarind pulp to the shallots curry . Add salt , dry ginger powder , ajwain powder and freshly powdered black pepper powder . Let the gravy boil well till the oil floats .
  4. Add sesame oil if required ( don’t let the gravy look dry ) . Consistency shouldn’t be too watery and too scooping tight .
  5. In a pan , heat little oil and fry the curry leaves for few seconds . Add this to the prepared curry and serve hot with hot rice and dosa / idlis. This curry could be cooled , stored in glass container and refrigerated for about 2 months .

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-12-2018


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