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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu-Curry Leaves Kulambu

Curry leaves is commonly used herb in South Indian cooking. We commonly remove it and throw it off or discard it from our food, though it has lot of health and medicinal properties. A wonderful way to include curry leaves in our diet is by making curry leaves powder (Karuveppilai podi) or thuvayal or by preparing Karuveppilai kulambu.Today let us learn how to make Curry leaves kuzhambu using this easy traditional Karuveppilai kuzhambu recipe.

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu-Curry leaves kuzhambu

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu-Curry Leaves Kuzhambu

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu-Curry Leaves Kuzhambu

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategoryKuzhambu
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Tamarind - Small lemon sized ball
   Garlic - 1 pod (optional)
   Salt needed

   Fry and Grind

   Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu)- 1 tbsp
   Urad dal - 1 tbsp
   Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
   Whole Black Pepper - 1 tsp
   Red chilli - 1
   Curry leaves - 3/4 cup

   For the Seasoning

   Sesame seed oil - 3 tbsp
   Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
   Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch
   Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tsp


Heat a tsp of oil, fry bengal gram, urad dal, coriander seeds, pepper and red chilli till dal turns golden brown. Switch off the flame and then add curry leaves. Toss it in the heat of the pan itself. Add little water and grind everything together to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Soak tamarind in warm water, extract tamarind juice and discard the pulp.


Heat 3 tbsp of sesame seed oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, hing and garlic. Saute for a few minutes.

Then add tamarind water, salt required and the ground paste.

Simmer and cook until the kulambu thickens and oil oozes out.

This kuzhambu is very good for health and tastes delicious with hot rice. I love this with Ven Pongal also.

For more kulambu recipes, refer South Indian Kuzhambu recipes.

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com.


  1. Wat a flavourful kuzhambu,just lvoe it..

  2. Yummmm...This looks super delicious!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. this is tottally new recipe thanks for sharing

  4. quite a healthy and flavourful kuzhambhu

  5. Simple and delicious looking recipe, just bought a curry leaf plant :)

  6. flavorful kulambhu,looks perfect.

  7. This looks very simple and a very delicious and nutritious dish.

  8. Please suggest suitable side dishes also with this. For ex: paruppu thogayal with karuveppilai kozhambu.. etc

  9. totally love your recipes. it is simple and easy to give it a try.. keep up the good work

  10. It is Nice and tasty..... keep on guiding use Happy new year 2014.

  11. My mom will do this in another way......

  12. awesome padhu!! very nice... i love all your recipes.

  13. I tried this today Came out really well. Thanks for the healthy receipe.

  14. I tried this today really very nice

  15. Hi Padhu,
    I tried this today. The taste was as I imagined, but the consistency was watery....should I have boiled it for longer? Or should I add arisi maavu?

    1. Boil for a little longer. Or you can fry 1/2 tsp of raw rice along with the ingredients under "fry and grind" and then grind it.

  16. Can you suggest some subzi(s) that goes well with this kuzhambu?

    1. All South Indian Vegetable curry will go well with this Kulambu.


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