Monday 8 July 2013

Mixed Vegetable Masala Kulambu

Try this spicy, native style veg gravy that is rich in flavour!

Serves - 6 to 7


Small onion - 15 / Big onion - 2 (chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Garlic - 4 to 5 (Chopped)
Radish - 2 (Cut into roundels)
Drumstick - 1(Chopped into pieces)
Brinjal - 2 (cut lengthwise )
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 to 2 ½ tsp (Adjust according to your taste)
Corriander powder - 4 tsp
Salt -  to taste

For Seasoning:
Cinnamon - 1
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
Bay leave -1
Oil - 1 tbsp

To Grind:
Coconut - ½ cup
Fennel seeds - ½ tsp


Grind saunf and grated coconut with water to a fine paste; keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and curry leaves.

After it crackles, add the finely chopped onions and garlic. Saute till the colour changes; after that add tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder and salt.

Fry till the tomato melts.  Add 1 to 2 cup of water and allow to boil.

Now add the radish and drumstick and allow to cook.  Add brinjal when both the vegetables are half done. Now add the grounded paste with ½ cup water.

Close the pan with a lid and cook in a low flame for 5 to 10 minutes, till the vegetables   becomes soft and oil separates.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

This is also a best accompaniment for Idli, Dosa, Appam and Idiyappam (String Hoppers).


Adjust the water quantity and spice level to suit your taste.

You can also use potato and black channa instead of these vegetables.


  1. Very tempting... When u get time do visit mine....

  2. Very delicious and comforting kuzhambu....

  3. looks so rich & delicious...

  4. Love this one always !! Am bookmarking this yummy recipe dear :)

  5. Such a flavourful and definitely kuzhambu,love with some rice.

  6. Good... will be nice with hot rice...Definitely will try

  7. LATHA PRABAKAR10 July 2013 at 04:20

    Hi Poorni tried this recipe today,it tasted good.I added a little more karam...that is was something different and nice.

  8. Tried this and turn out well. Thank you


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