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.
How to make Poricha Kuzhambu
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 Padhuskitchen.com