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Kara Kuzhambu is the popular south indian kuzhambu. This is served in all hotels along with meals. This can be made with any vegetable like brinjal,Drumstick,potato etc.. Today i made this kuzhambu with vendakkai. The main taste of the Kara kuzhambu is because of the shallots. Lets look at the recipe of making this kuzhambu.

Kara Kuzhambu

Preparation Time : 15 mints |Cooking Time :30 mints| Serves : 2

Ingredients :

Oil - 3 tbspn

Mustard seeds - 1 tbspn

Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tspn

Curry leaves - few

Shallots / Small onion - 15 nos chopped

Tomato - 1

Lady's Finger - 5 nos

Turmeric - 1 tspn

Sambar powder - 1-2 tbspn

Hing - 1 tspn

Salt - to taste

Tamarind Extract - 1 cup

Water - as required

To Grind:

Coconut - 3 tbspn

Shallots - 5 nos

Preparation :

1. Grind the coconut and shallots to a fine paste . Heat the oil dd the mustard , fenugreek and curry leaves. Allow it to pop. Add the chopped shallots.

2. Once onion turns pink then add the tomatoes and cook till marshy. Add the vendakkai and cook well in oil. Then add the turmeric and sambar powder. Mix well.

3. Add the tamarind extract,salt and hing. Allow it to cook till the raw smell goes and the vendakkai cooked completely. Then add the grinded paste and cook till it boils. Then turn off the flame.

Kara Kuzhambu is ready to serve.

kara kuzhambu

My Notes :

1. Instead of shallots you can add the onions. But for better taste go with shallots.

2. Dont increase the coconut then you ll get sweetish taste in kuzhambu.

3. Sambar powder you can increase or decrease as per taste.

4.You can also add garlic along with shallots while frying.

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