Thursday, 22 December 2011

Thenga Aracha Kozhambu

Thenga Aracha Kozhambu is one of the Kozhambu varieties my mom used to make and I love it! Its been a while since I made it. After today I know I will be making it often - all of us including our son loved it. It is very simple to make.


Vegetables of choice cut into cubes. I used 1 potato, 2 carrots and 1 onion
Coconut 3/4 cup
Whole pealed urad dal 2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Red chillies 4-5
Tamarind paste 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Coconut oil 2 tbsp (optional).
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add the urad dal and roast till it starts to brown. Add the fenugreek seeds and red chillies and roast for a few more seconds.

2. Add to mixie along with the coconut and grind into a smooth paste with some water.

3. In the same pot, add all the vegetables being used and 2 cups of water, turmeric, salt and tamarind paste. Cook till the vegetables are almost done.

4. Add the paste and 2 more cups of water and bring it to boil. Simmer for a little while.

5. If you like the smell and taste, pour 2 tbsp of coconut oil before you switch off. It adds a beautiful taste and aroma to the kozhambu.

Enjoy with rice!!


  1. i love all thiese types of curry...yummy ..perfect with rice..

    Merry Christmas Dear !

  2. Wow..Love this one...You have made it perfectly..


  3. Super flavourful kuzhambu,inviting..

  4. Wow..Looking really yumm..U made it perfectly..