Kholamba Recipe

Kholamba Recipe
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Kholamba is a unique and delicious South Indian delicacy. Learn how to make/prepare Kholamba by following this easy recipe.
Kholamba Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 3-4 Brinjals/ Eggplant (cut into big pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Red Gram
  • 2-3 Red Chilies (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 2 tbsp Kholamba Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt (to taste)

    For Kholamba Masala
  • 200 gm Coriander Seeds
  • 25 gm Red Chilies
  • 5 gm Mustard Seeds
  • 5 gm Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Black gram
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp Curry Leaves
  • Oil (for frying)
How to make Kholamba:
  • For preparing the Kholamba masala, fry all the listed ingredients on low heat, until they assume a light brown color. Then, pound them together and sieve.
  • Blend the Kholamba masala well and store in an airtight container or jar.
  • Wash red gram and cook to make dal.
  • Cook the brinjal with enough water separately, till it is soft. Set aside.
  • Add salt, tamarind pulp, and 1 tsp kholamba powder to the dal. Stir well and add enough water to bring the dal to a boil.
  • Heat oil to prepare the seasoning. Add in mustard seeds, red chilies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Finally, add brinjal. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the seasoning to the dal.