Chettinad Kara Kuzhambu Recipe

Chettinad Kara Kuzhambu is a very popular recipe in South India. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Kara Kuzhambu by following this easy recipe.
Chettinad Kara Kuzhambu Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Difficult
Rating 5.5 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
  • To Be Ground To A Paste
  • 2 tbsp Khus Khus
  • 2 tbsp broken dal
  • 2 tbsp Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Saunf

    Other Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • ½ kg Onions, chopped
  • ½ kg Tomatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Ginger Paste
  • 4 tbsp Chili powder

    For Seasoning
  • 4 Cinnamons
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Saunf
  • 1 Tamarind Extract, lime size
  • ¼ cup Gingerly Oil
  • 1 cup Chana Dal
How to make Chettinad Kara Kuzhambu:
  • Soak chana dal for 6 hours before cooking and pressure cook it after adding 1 tsp turmeric powder and 4 tbsp chili powder.
  • Take a pan and heat gingerly oil in it. Put the ingredients mentioned for seasoning in it- saunf, mustard seeds, curry leaves, cinnamon and cloves in it. Fry a little.
  • Now, put chopped onions, tomatoes and garlic ginger paste in it along with chana dal and fry till onions and tomatoes are tender.
  • Put the tamarind extract in it and add salt as per taste. Boil till it gets thick and garnish with curry leaves.
  • Put ground paste in it and fry it till starts emitting smell of raw leaves. Serve Hot.

Reviews and Ratings:
abarnaa posted 19/10/2010
the recipe came out really well.... all my friends liked it like anything ,thanks for posting this recipe