Kara Kuzhambhu

Kara Kuzhambhu

Kara Kuzhambhu

Kara Kuzhambhu a traditional dish of Tamilnadu. Spicy, thick gravy with steaming Rice and Papad. The gravy can be made with brinjal or okra. 
Brinjal- 10
Red Chilly Powder- 2 tbsp
Salt- as per taste
Oil- 5 tbsp+ 3 tbsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Fenugreek- 1 tsp
Curry Leaves- Few
Onion- 2 
Tomato- 6
Sambhar Powder- 3 tbsp
Tamaring Extract- 1 cup
Water- 2 cups
Garlic- 20 pods

Kara Kuzhambhu
Wash and slice brinjal into thin discs.
Marinate brinjal with salt, chilly powder and 1 tsp of water. Marinate for 30 minutes minimum.
Heat a tawa with 3 tbsp oil and toast the brinjal until crisp on both sides.
Remove the crisp brinjal and set aside.
Heat 5 tbsp oil in a thick wok
Fry mustard, fenugreek and curry leaves.
Kara Kuzhambhu
When the mustard crackles, add garlic and roast it well.
Add finelly chopped onions and salt.
Fry till golden brown. Add tomato and saute till tomato gets completely cooked.
Kara Kuzhambhu
Add sambhar powder and fry to a minute for the raw smell to fade away.
Add tamarind pulp, salt, water and let it boil for 12 minutes and thicken.
Add 1 tbsp powdered jaggery and roasted brinjal.
Put off the flame and serve hot with Rice.

Kara Kuzhambhu

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Tinku Shaji holds a bachelor of engineering in food engineering whose major interest is developing new recipes, food styling and food photography.


  1. mouth watering dear.how it will with some pappad and hot rice,heavenly

  2. delicious mouth watering kuzhambu. Nice colour

  3. wow hot kara kulmabhu looks yummy


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