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Veg kuzhambu recipe with step by step photos – spiced and tangy mix vegetable kuzhambu recipe.

veg kuzhambu, mix veg kuzhambu recipe

Kuzhambu is a South Indian curry based dish from the Tamil Nadu cuisine. There are quite a number of varieties and variations in preparing kuzhambu. The kuzhambu gravy may have lentils or entirely skip them. This mix veg kuzhambu does not have lentils.

Few other kuzhambu varieties which are posted on blog are:

  1. Mor kulambu
  2. Vathal kuzhambu
  3. Poritha kuzhambu
  4. Ennai kathirikai kulambu

In this veg kuzhambu recipe tamarind as well coconut is added to the gravy. its a simple gravy preparation made with mix veggies like brinjals, potatoes, carrots and drumsticks. To make this recipe, you can use a mix of veggies like okra, radish, beans, bottle gourd, cauliflower, pumpkin, yam or colocasia roots.

Serve vegetable kuzhambu with steamed rice or even with idli or dosa.

Preparation to make veg kuzhambu recipe

1. Heat a small pan on a low flame & add the following spices – 3 tsp coriander seeds, ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds, ¼ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp cumin seeds.

spices for veg kuzhambu recipe

2. stirring often, dry the roast spices till fragrant. Keep aside and allow the roasted spices to cool. No need to brown the spices. Just lightly roast them till they become fragrant.

roasted spices for veg kuzhambu recipe

3. Meanwhile in a small bowl, soak ½ tbsp tightly packed seedless tamarind soaked in ½ cup of hot water for 30 minutes.

tamarind for veg kuzhambu recipe

4. Add the roasted spices in a grinder jar along with ½ cup grated coconut or chopped coconut.

grinding spices for veg kuzhambu recipe

5. Add ½ to ⅔ cup water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

paste for veg kuzhambu recipe

6. Quarter the brinjals and keep them in soaked salted water for 15 to 20 minutes. Also chop the other veggies.

brinjals for veg kuzhambu recipe

Making veg kuzhambu

7. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. lower the flame and add ½ tsp mustard seeds & 1 tsp urad dal.

mustard seeds for veg kuzhambu recipe

8. On a low flame crackle the mustard seeds and brown the urad dal.

mustard seeds for veg kuzhambu recipe

9. Add the 9 to 10 pearl onions or shallots and 8 to 10 curry leaves. Stir and saute for two minutes or till the onions soften and get slightly golden from the edges.

onions for veg kuzhambu recipe

10. Then add 1 chopped medium tomato. Stir and saute for a minute or two.

tomatoes for veg kuzhambu recipe

11. Then add the chopped veggies – I used 1.5 cups of mix vegetables like brinjals, carrots and potatoes. Apart from these veggies, I also add 2 drumsticks, chopped.

veggies for veg kuzhambu recipe

12. Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ½ tsp red chili powder.

turmeric for veg kuzhambu recipe

13. Stir well and saute the veggies for a minute or two.

sauting veggies for veg kuzhambu recipe

Making veg kuzhambu gravy

14. Add 1.5 cups water.

water for veg kuzhambu recipe

15. Add salt as required.

salt for veg kuzhambu recipe

16. Stir and cover the pan. On a low to medium flame simmer the veggies, till they are almost cooked.

cooking veggies for veg kuzhambu recipe

17. Squeeze the tamarind extract from the soaked tamarind.

tamarind for veg kuzhambu recipe

18. Once the veggies are cooked, add the tamarind extract.

tamarind for veg kuzhambu recipe
19. Add the ground coconut and roasted spice paste. If the gravy looks thick, then you can add some water.

stir veg kuzhambu

21. Stir very well.

making veg kuzhambu recipe

21. simmer veg kuzhambu gravy for 7 to 8 minutes on a low flame without the lid.

making veg kuzhambu recipe

22. Serve vegetable kuzhambu with steamed rice or even with idli or dosa.

mix vegetable kuzhambu recipe, kuzhambu recipe

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veg kuzhambu recipe

veg kuzhambu recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Mix veg kuzhambu is a spiced and tangy kuzhambu gravy made with mix vegetables.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Cuisine South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Course: Side Dish

Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

for veg kuzhambu gravy

  • 1.5 cups diced mix vegetables
  • 1 or 2 drumsticks peeled and chopped in 2 to 3 inches batons
  • 9 to 10 pearl onions or shallots or 1 medium to large onion - diced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves or 1 sprig of curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ tablespoon tightly packed tamarind soaked in ½ cup of hot water for 30 minutes
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required

for roasting and grinding to paste

  • 3 teaspoon coriander seeds (sabut dhania)
  • ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • ¼ teaspoon whole black pepper (sabut kali mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • ½ cup chopped coconut or grated coconut
  • ½ to ⅔ cup water for grinding

Instructions

preparation for veg kuzhambu recipe

  • Heat a small pan and add the following spices - 3 tsp coriander seeds, 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Stirring often, dry the roast spices till fragrant. Keep aside and allow the roasted spices to cool.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl, soak 1/2 tbsp tightly packed tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water for 30 minutes.
  • Add the roasted spices in a grinder jar along with 1/2 cup grated coconut or chopped coconut
  • Add 1/2 to 2/3 cup water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Quarter the brinjals and keep them in soaked salted water for 15 to 20 minutes. Also chop the other veggies.

making veg kuzhambu

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Lower the flame and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds & 1 tsp urad dal.
  • On a low flame crackle the mustard seeds and brown the urad dal.
  • Add the 9 to 10 pearl onions or shallots and curry leaves. Stir and saute for a minute.
  • Then add chopped tomato. Stir and saute till the tomatoes soften.
  • Add the chopped veggies. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp red chili powder.
  • Stir well and saute the veggies for a minute or two.

making veg kuzhambu gravy

  • Add 1.5 cups water. Also add salt as required.
  • Stir and cover the pan. On a low to medium flame simmer the veggies, till they are almost cooked.
  • Squeeze the tamarind extract from the soaked tamarind.
  • Once the veggies are cooked, add the tamarind extract.
  • Add the ground coconut and roasted spice paste. Stir very well.
  • Simmer veg kuzhambu gravy for 7 to 8 minutes on a low flame without the lid.
  • Serve vegetable kuzhambu with steamed rice or even with idli or dosa.

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26 Comments

  1. I tried this kulambu a few days back and it was awesome. I should say that it was a different version of kulambu recipes. Some hotels serve this type.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. In vegitable stew recipe if I want to use ready made coconut milk then how to use it n wt will be the quantity

    1. first cook the veggies with water. then add the thick coconut milk once the veggies are cooked. simmer for half a minute. use the same amount as mentioned in the recipe.

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