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..

Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Varutharaicha Kuzhambu:

  • Tamarind – a  lemon size
  • Vegetable-  drumstick or brinjal or Lady's finger or Ashgourd 10 to 12 pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil 1 tea spoon
  •  Mustard seeds 1 tea spoon
  • Red chillies 2 
  • Curry leaves
Ingredients for  Kuzhambu Paste:
  • Coriander seeds 3 table spoons
  • Thur dal 2 table spoons
  • Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tea spoon
  • Red chillies 4 or 5
  • Oil 3 tea spoons
  • Coconut 4 table spoons
In a pan heat  oil.
Fry all the items to golden brown except coconut.
Finally add coconut give 4 or 5 stirs and switch off the stove.
Allow to cool down.
Grind to smooth paste with some water and keep aside.

Method of making Varuthariacha Kuzhambu

Heat a pan with coconut oil.
Do the seasoning with mustard, red chillies and curry leaves.
Pour in the tamarind juice, add veggies and required salt.
Once the veggies become soft, add the grounded paste with some water and mix well.
Once the kuzhambu thickens, switch off.

  • 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.