Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poricha Kuzhambu-Poricha Kulambu Recipe

Poricha Kuzhambu is a traditional Tamil Brahmin dish which is very common in my house. It is a very healthy dish as it is a combination of lentils and vegetables. You can prepare this kuzhambu with vegetables like brinjal, chow chow, pumpkin, bitter gourd, drumstick, broad beans but in this recipe I have used mixed vegetables to prepare this kulambu.(no onion-no garlic recipe).Today let us learn how to prepare poricha kulambu following our easy poritha kuzhambu recipe.

Poricha Kuzhambu-poricha kulambuPoricha Kulambu and Vegetable art/bird

How to make Poricha Kuzhambu
Serves -4

Ingredients needed

Tur dal -1/3 cup
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups heaped (I used little of carrot, beans, chow chow, snake gourd, broad beans, peas and potato)

Fry and grind

Urad dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Whole Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 3-4
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tsp

For the seasoning

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - few


Pressure cook tur dal with less water and turmeric powder till soft. Mash it well.

Cut all the vegetable into medium size pieces and pressure cook with salt and turmeric powder for 2 whistles. Use less water to cook the veggies. If there is excess water, use it to grind the paste.

Heat a tsp of oil, fry urad dal, pepper, jeera and red chilli,when dal turns golden brown, switch off the flame and add grated coconut. Grind everything together to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, curry leaves, cooked vegetables, cooked dal, 1/2 cup of water, needed salt and the grounded paste. Simmer and bring everything to boil. Serve with hot rice.

Sounds very simple, isn't it? a very tasty dish, do try it.

My kids and many of my friends love all my kuzhambu preparation, you might also love my kuzhambu recipes. Do refer it and enjoy preparing them for your family.

Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Looks great and packed with healthy ingredients!

  2. awesome your presentation

  3. What beautiful flavors, would love to try this :)

  4. Super delicious and comforting kuzhambu,love it.

  5. that is def a new way for making kuzhambu...will bookmark

  6. one of my fav....
    looks delicious padhu :)

  7. i luv this dish....luv the creative pic too
    have a great time

  8. looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  9. can i give a little variation, instead of tuvar dal, use karamani, i.e. just fry it a bit and soak overnight in water and boil in cooker next morning and while grinding the coconut we use a little tamarind also it gives a very good taste and in the end fry a little coconut and karipatta and try

  10. Padhu, I am a sworn in fan of this recipe of yours. Whenever I decide to make poricha koottu, I have never referred to a blog other than yours :-) This dish is very popular in my household and my husband can't stop praising and appreciating the recipe every time I make it.

    A fan,
    Bhargavi :D

  11. First time i tried this... it'so delicious
    love it

  12. A nice illustration of poricha kuzhambu, a very popular dish in tamil brahmin households. My mother adds a little tamarind while grinding the paste, otherwise the procedure is just the same. Congratulations. I am single and have been cooking for well over two decades and still learning newer recipe.

  13. A small suggestion. I'm a fresher for kitchen. So it will be really helpful for people like me if you suggest a side dish for the kulambu recipies.

  14. Nice recipe. All Time favorite both in my parents and in law's house. The variation we do is instead of tuar dhal, we use moong dhal. The combo for this is puli vitta keerai

  15. Super padhu. It really came out well for me. Thanx for d wonderful recipe

  16. Super padhu. It really came out well for me. Thanx for d wonderful recipe


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