Kara Kuzhambu

Kara Kuzhambu or spicy sambar is a delicious dish served in hotels with South Indian meals. The spicy flavor and taste of powdered Bengal gram and fenugreek seed mixture enriches Kara Kuzhambu. The dish can be easily prepared at home and our well illustrated Kara Kuzhambu will surely guide you. Kara Kuzhambu can be enriched with a combo of nutritious veggies like drumstick, okra or brinjal as per choice. I would personally go in for okra and brinjal which makes an excellent combination. Adding coconut milk in the end renders flavor and thickens spicy Kara Kuzhambu. Enjoy tasty Kara Kuzhambu with white steamed rice.

Kara Kuzhambu

Kara Kuzhambu or spicy sambar is a delicious dish served in hotels with South Indian meals. The spicy flavor and taste of powdered Bengal gram and fenugreek seed mixture enriches Kara Kuzhambu. The dish can be easily prepared at home and our well illustrated Kara Kuzhambu will surely guide you. Kara Kuzhambu can be enriched with a combo of nutritious veggies like drumstick, okra or brinjal as per choice. I would personally go in for okra and brinjal which makes an excellent combination. Adding coconut milk in the end renders flavor and thickens spicy Kara Kuzhambu. Enjoy tasty Kara Kuzhambu with white steamed rice.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Lalitha Sivaram

Published On: 26 Sep 2006

Rating: 4
29 Votes, 11 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

In a pan, fry the Bengal gram, black gram and fenugreek seeds until slightly brown.

Step 2

Grind these to a coarse powder and keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 4

Add mustard seeds, black gram and cumin seeds.

Step 5

Add a little bit of asafotetida powder and curry leaves.

Step 6

Add sliced onion and garlic and saute for 2 mins.

Step 7

Add drumstick and fry for 5 mins.

Step 8

Add tomato, turmeric powder, chilli powder and sambar powder.

Step 9

:- Make sure tomato is well cooked.

Step 10

Add tamarind extract, salt and some water.

Step 11

Let it boil for 6 mins.

Step 12

Finally add powdered dals and coconut milk to thicken the spicy kuzhambu.

Step 13

Simmer it for few mins on a low heat.

Step 14

:- Make sure you mix powdered dals with some water and make it a paste before you add it to kuzhambu. This is to avoid any lumps floating in kuzhambu.
:- If you`re using (Okra/Vendakka), make sure you fry these in a frying pan and add it at the end.

Step 15

:- Serve with steamed rice and pappad.

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chithra

I prepared. It was really good, better than sambar cooked before.

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cedrick

Tastes really good. Suits rice as well as breakfast items.

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aruna rao

I just tried this recipe for lunch with hot steamed rice. was fantastic. my two sons who usually a rent fond of indian food just loved it.

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Suchi

Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.it was like the one we get at Hotel Saravana Bhavan..all of us liked it a lot...great work!!

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BINDU MATHEW

Hats off to u Lalitha for a superb and perfect recipe!!!

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Preeti

Fantastic recipe! I used to eat this kind of kara kuzhambu in college in Chennai, all those wonderful memories came rushing back after eating it today. Thank you Lalitha.

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Mohana Senthilkumar

It came out superb.my husband liked it a lot. Thank you.

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caroline

This recipe came out really well.....the measurements were so perfect and it tasted like my mother`s recipe back home.

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Srividhya

Very good,after so many tries i got the right recepie,thank u

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umachander

it was really delicious. all our family members liked it very much.

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Sowmya Sathyanarayanan

The recipe was really nice.It was just like the Kara Kolambu made by my mom.My husband liked it a lot.Thanks for this tast Kara kolambu

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Hàripriya

What can be added instead of coconut milk?

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