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Kara kuzhambhu recipe | kara kuzhambhu with mochai

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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KARA KUZHAMBHU RECIPE
  This recipe of Kara Kuzhambhu i learnt from my sister long back, but somehow forgot about this and one day while talking to her she was telling me to post the recipe of kara kuzhambhu in my space. So today i am sharing the recipe of kara kuzhambhu . she normally adds Rajma(red kidney beans ) i added mochakottai instead of that.
Also check my
Thatta payar kuzhambu
Maa vathal kuzhambu

INGREDIENTS:

BRINJAL(SMALL) 2 NO
SHALLOTS 7-8 NO
GARLIC 2-3 CLOVES(OPTIONAL)
TOMATO 1 NO
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1 AND 1/2 CUP
DRIED MOCHAKOTTAI FIST FUL
SAMBAR POWDER 2 TBLSP
COCONUT(SCRAPPED) 2 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS 1 TSP
PEPPER CORNS 1/2 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
OIL 2 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW

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METHOD:

  • Soak the dried mochai with enough water for 6-8 hours.
  • Pressure cook this with little salt for 2 whistles and keep aside.
  • Cut the brinjals lengthwise and peel the skin of the shallots.
  • Chop the tomatoes and keep aside.
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  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and when it crackles add the curry leaves and the onions.
  • Saute the onions in medium flame till the onions become golden brown.
  • When it is done  add the brinjals and tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes becomes mushy and the brinjals become tender.
  • Add the mochai to this and saute well.
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  • Now add the tamarind extract and add the sambar powder,turmeric powder and salt to this.
  • Bring it to a nice boil till the
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and pepper corns into a fine paste adding a little water.
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  • Add this ground paste to the boiling kuzhambhu and mix well.
  • Boil this for 2-3 minutes.
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24 comments

Shanthi November 24, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Nice and thick kozhambu. Hope u have come to chennai by now. Hope to meet u soon too.

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Aarthi November 24, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Delicious..You have made it perfectly

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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srikars kitchen November 24, 2011 - 4:48 pm

My fav kuzhambu… looks perfect..

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Chitra November 24, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Bookmarked the recipe. thnx jey 🙂

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Sushma Mallya November 24, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Looks really v yummy….will try this soon:)

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. November 24, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Luks Yum and Super delicious.Luv it

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Neha November 24, 2011 - 9:33 pm

yummy…

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Tina November 25, 2011 - 2:35 am

Delicious karakuzhambu…

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Sharmilee! :) November 25, 2011 - 5:22 am

Nice variation and flavourful kuzhambu

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Hamaree Rasoi November 25, 2011 - 6:08 am

delicious and thick looking gravy…

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

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Kaveri November 25, 2011 - 6:51 am

Flavorful and yummy kara kuzhambu

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Prathibha November 25, 2011 - 9:45 am

nice n tangy gravy…looks yummm

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Sayantani November 25, 2011 - 1:05 pm

love kara kuzhambu…such a tongue tickling taste.

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Sanctified Spaces November 25, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Nice yummy Kozhambu. I'm sure it tasted great with hot rice.

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soujanya November 28, 2011 - 4:30 pm

yumm…..

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Nisha November 29, 2011 - 6:19 am

Very nice kozhambu

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Laavanya November 30, 2011 - 3:42 pm

I love rustic kuzhambus like this,… mouthwatering! Can't wait to try your sister's version.

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Gayathry Ramesh Kumar December 21, 2012 - 2:18 am

i made this curry… wooooow… very nice recipe. it came out very well

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Gayathry Ramesh Kumar December 21, 2012 - 2:19 am

i made this kuzhambu as it was said,wooooooow……. very nice.

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sathu March 3, 2013 - 2:36 pm

hi jshree

is there any replacement for brinjal (our family members dont eat kathirikai :)} can we add drumstick…

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admin March 6, 2013 - 12:16 am

Yes, you can very well replace this with drumstick

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chandran lr June 28, 2013 - 11:19 am

Why is the coconut not fried in these recipes? wouldn't it give a better taste if the coconut is fried first with some spices?

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admin July 1, 2013 - 12:29 pm

No need to fry the coconut.In this recipe, it won't give abetter taste i think. but if you like to fry go ahead.

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Rema Harihar July 30, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Wow kozhambu turned yummy.All of us hogged onto it.Infact the quantity was less .My husband has asked me to make more the next time.Thank u for sharing this delicious recipe.

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