Sundal Kuzhambu

Chick peas(Kabuli kadala) curry

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Sundal Kuzhambu

Chick peas(Kabuli kadala) curry

Category : Vegetarian, Curries


Published On: 25 May 2004

Rating: 4
9 Votes, 4 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Soak dried chick peas overnight.

Step 2

Pressure cook it for 10 minutes with salt and water and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a kadai or a pan.

Step 4

Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add cumin seeds and red chillies.

Step 5

Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown.

Step 6

Add ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes away.

Step 7

Add all the masalas and fry for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Add 1 1/2 cups of water, tomato puree and the creamed coconut and let it boil.

Step 9

Add chopped potatoes and the cooked chick peas with the cooked water.

Step 10

Add salt to taste. Simmer for 15 mts or more till the potatoes are cooked.

Step 11

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 12

:- Serve hot with rice and pappadam.


I really liked this recipe.. I did not add potatoes, but still it was great. Thanks for a wonderful recipe....


This is NOT the way you would make sundal kuzhambu. You can basically make ANY kulambu this way. Sundal kuzhambu is special. You have to grind some sundal with coconut and other spices coriander etc.. If you do not grind part of sundal and add it to Kuzhambu, you will never get the taste, or the aroma and consistency. Please update this recipe with this information. Thanks


Very nice one!

Arul Baliah

amazing results... Priya obviously knows what she is talking about!

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