21 October 2013


Omam / Ajwain has n number of health benefits and this is one such kuzhambu my grand mom prepares weekly once during my childhood days.

It helps indigestion disorders mainly. Sending this recipe to Tamizhar Samayal Tuesday.
What you need:
Manathakkali Vathal - 1tsp
Tomato Paste - 1/4 cup
Pearl onions - 4 nos
Garlic - 4 nos
Toor dhal - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 1 no
Tamarind paste - 1 /2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Gingelly Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt as reqd
Asafoetioda as reqd
Turmeric powder - pinch

To be dry roasted and ground to smooth powder:
Omam - 1 tsp
Black Peppercorns - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
Toor Dhal - 1 tsp
Channa Dhal - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

How to make:
Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds once it cracks add toor dhal, red chilli saute well add manathakkali vathal curry leaves saute well and add pearl onions, garlic add salt, turmeric powder mix well.

Now add 1 cup water, tomato paste, tamarind paste mix well and let this boil for 5 mins or until raw smell goes.

Add the ground powder mix well and cook for another 4 - 5 min or until the kuzhambu thickens.

Serve with hot rice or any breakfast dishes.


  1. yummy flavourful kuzhambu dear

  2. slurp! What an amazing combo!

  3. never tired curry with omam.. will give a try.. must be very flavorful da..

  4. very healthy kuzhambu,looks soo nice!!

  5. Omam and poondu, lovely combination, have to try this kuzhambu..

  6. I too was looking for Ajwain based recipe. Thanks a lot for posting this kuzambu recipe. Seems to be quite tasty.

  7. Wat a dish, just makes me hungry..Fingerlicking kuzhambu..

  8. wow thats super aromatic and healthy kozhambhu there :) looks so yummy !!

  9. Delicious and flavorful kuzhambu.