February 17, 2017

Varutharaicha Kuzhambu

Are you bored of making sambar, morkuzhambu  and vatha kuzhambus for lunch often? Try this differently flavoured, aromatic, traditional, creamy and tasty kuzhambu form the Southern most part of Tamilnadu that suits Rice, Aappam, Idli, Upma and Dosa. Learnt it from My mother-in-law who has been cooking this since 40 years. Once you try this simple Kuzhambu you will start making this often...

Ingredients for making Varutharaicha Kuzhambu:

  • Tamarind – a big lemon size
  • Vegetable-  drumstick or brinjal or shallots or Ashgourd 10 to 12 pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil 1 tea spoon, Mustard seeds 1 tea spoon for seasoning
  • Curry leaves
Ingredients for  Kuzhambu Paste:
In a pan heat 2 tea spoons of  oil.
Add 1 table spoon dhania, 1 tea spoon raw rice, ½ tea spoon fenugreek, 2 tea spoons thur dhal and 6 red chillies to it and fry them to golden colour. Allow them to cool down.
After they become cool add 3 tb spoons  of grated coconut and grind well with some water to smooth paste and keep aside.

Method of making Varuthariacha Kuzhambu

Boil Vegetables in extracted Tamarind juice of 4 cups adding required salt.
After the vegetables become soft and the tamarind water becomes half in quantity add the paste and mix well. 
When the gravy thickens switch off the stove. Sauté with mustard seeds and curry leaves in Coconut oil.
  • When we have more curd in stock, I reduce the amount of tamarind. Mix the ground paste with 2 cups of blended curd and add to the boiling vegetables in tamarind juice.
  • Mix well and wait till the foam and bubbles form.
  • Switch off the stove and do the seasoning.
  • This also tastes yummy.


  1. Your ingredient list doesnt have all the ingredients listed causing confusion

    1. Hello!
      I have given Ingredients under two sections. Main Ingredients and Ingredients for making kuzhambu paste separately. Hope now there is no confusion. Thank You.

  2. I tried it and found tasty. Thanks.

  3. I tried it and found tasty. Thanks.