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. Today let us learn how to prepare poricha kulambu following our easy poritha kuzhambu -no onion-no garlic recipe.
Pressure cook tur dal with needed water and turmeric powder until soft. Mash it well. Check how to cook dal for more details.
Cut all the vegetables into medium size pieces ((I used a mix of carrot, beans, chow chow, snake gourd, broad beans, peas and potato) and pressure cook with salt and turmeric powder for 1 or 2 whistles. Use less water to cook the veggies. If there is excess water, use it to grind the paste. Alternatively, you can also cook the vegetables in a pan, but will take a longer time.
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. Saute the coconut in the heat of the pan itself. Cool and then grind everything together to a smooth paste. Keep it aside. This is the masala for this kuzhambu.
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 ground paste. Boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.
Sounds very simple, isn't it? a very tasty dish, do try it and give me your feedback.
My kids and many of our friends love all my kuzhambu recipes, you might also love my kuzhambu recipes. Do refer it and enjoy preparing them for your family.
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