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Karuveppilai Kuzhambu / Curry Leaves Tamarind gravy

This is one of the traditional dish which is forgotten in these days cooking. It has many medicinal values. And the main ingredient is very cheaply available.
What you need:
Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Thoor Dhal - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1 no
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp mixed in 2 cups water
Turmeric Powder - pinch
Asafoetida - ½ tsp
Salt as reqd

To roast and grind to powder:
Uradh Dhal - 1 tbsp
Channa Dhal - 2 tbsp
Whole Black Pepper - ½ tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 6 - 8 nos 
Curry leaves - 2 handfull

How to make:

In a drop of oil roast all the ingredients and grind to smooth powder.

In a deep tawa heat oil add mustard seeds once it cracks add thoor dhal, fenugreek seeds, red chilly saute well and add tamarind water. 

Now add turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and the roasted powder let it boil until it thickens.

Serve it hot with steamed rice.


  1. Healthy one...

  2. Healthy kulambu. every one should try this.
    Happy to follow you.
    I would be glad, if you stop by mine too.

  3. yummy curry.. one of my fav with fried vathal..

  4. Nice and flavourful kuzhambu ...

  5. This is full of flavour. Somehow, always think of this dish, but never make it when the curry leaves are in plenty...

  6. Love this spicy, tangy kuzhambu..

  7. Love this spicy, tangy kuzhambu..

  8. A very healthy kuzhambhu. i too prepare this, but mine is slightly different. loved the way yours turned out. nice clicks too Kalpana.

  9. ho no. it is simply tempting me. Immediately I want to eat this gravy with hot steamed rice. love the tempting colour of the gravy.

  10. OMG,am drooling over here,wish to have with hot rice with appalam....

  11. wow this looks so good, super inviting

  12. Curry leaves are very healthy, Kuzambu looks yummmmm..

  13. We have curry leaf plant in our house, I need to try this soon. Looks fantastic!

  14. Healthy n flavorful kuzhambu!!



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