03 August, 2011

Murungakkai Kara Kulambu

  1. Murungakai- 2 nos (Cut in to 2" pieces)
  2. Shallots- 10nos
  3. Tomato-1(Chopped)
  4. Garlic- 10 pods 
  5. Salt/Tumeric powder
  6. Curry leaves- Few 
  7. Samar powder-1 tabelspoon
  8. Red chilly powder -1 tabel spoon
  9. Tamarind Juice-1/4cup
  10. Gingelly -2 table spoon
To Grind:
  1. Coconut-1/4 cup
  2. Jeera- 1 teaspoon
Roughly Grind:
  1. Shallots-5
  2. Tomato- Half
  • Heat pan with oil,splutter Mustard and curry leaves.
  • Add garlic and onion ,fry well.
  • Now add the chopped tomatos,fry for a while.
  • Then add the roughly grounded tomato and onions,fry for 2-3 mins in low flame.
  • Add Drumsticks/Murungakkai,put turmeric powder,red chilly powder and sambar powder.Mix well.
  • Now add very little water to cover the  Murungakai,close the lid.
  • Check in between.Once Murungakkai cooked open the lid and add the tamarind juice.
  • Add some water,allow to boil.
  • Once the raw smells goes,add the Coconut paste.
  • Add salt and little water,give a mix and close the lid for 5 mins.Cook in low flame.
  • That's it Murungakkai Kara Kulambu's ready to have with plain white rice.


  • Adjust the water for curry form.
  • Can also add coconut milk instead of coconut grounded paste. 



  1. i too make it in similar way....murungaikai kuzhambu looks so inviting...In the second click,garlic appears like Jackfruit seed..my mom do in tat combo also...in most of your kuzhambu u use to grind jeera with coconut rt??this is entirely new to me..i use mostly khas khas n fennel seeds for coconut paste :)

  2. ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு,இதனுடன் உருளை சேர்த்து அம்மா செய்வாங்க...

  3. @ Reshmi thanks dear !!
    @Menaga liked your tamil typing in my space thank u dear.. :)
    @ Sangeetha., Yeah u r right 4 most of the curries i use jeera with coconut.Hoo...really? i never tasted jack fruit seed in Kulambu..Thanks for comments :)


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