Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties

RAW MANGO MORKUZHAMBU

  Morkuzhambu is a tasty yogurt based gravy slightly sour in taste. Usually made with Ash gourd, Lady’s Finger or Chayote, this one with raw mango along with cucumber adds a special taste and flavour to the gravy. I have Ash Gourd Morkuzhambu already in my blog, but this recipe I was tempted to make since it is mango season now. Totapuri mango is best for this recipe as it is sour and mildly sweet as well. Cucumber adds a nice balance to the taste and it tastes awesome with any variety rice. Do not over boil the gravy as…

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Kuzhambu Varieties, Traditional Recipes

MANGO DRUMSTICK SAMBHAR

After Navarathri festivities I am sure all of you will be needing a simple yet tasty lunch options.I made this Mango Drumstick Sambhar today and it was as tasty as ever.I wanted to make plain Mango Sambhar but ended up with adding drumstick as well.Raw Mango Sambhar adds the rice to a new taste and imparts a special flavour.As you might know here you should keep the tamarind extract a bit less as we are adding mango which will make the sambhar sour.The mango when cooked tends to get softer and tastier.You can add brinjal or capsicum also in place…

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Kuzhambu Varieties, Traditional Recipes

ERISSERY

Eriserry is a Kerala based gravy for rice made in a coconut gravy and topped with roasted coconut.It is full of flavour and aroma and is a great accompaniment to rice.Usually it is made with pumpkin,yam or plaintain this recipe is a signature dish among Keralites.It is seasoned with black pepper and tempered with red chillies.The Onam Sadya or the rich meal prepared on the Onam has this Eriserry on the menu.Yam is rich in carbohydrates and fibre.Banana is equally good and lends a peculiar taste to the dish. Traditionally cow peas or pigeon peas are soaked cooked and added,but…

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Kuzhambu Varieties

THAKKALI VATHA KUZHAMBU

I like Vatha Kuzhambu and often make it at home as all at home are fond of it too.I normally make it with various vagetables like lady’s finger,brinjal,baby onions etc.They all taste good an are a good accompaniment to rice.Recently I chanced to lunch at my friend’s place who had made this Thakkali Vatha Kuzhambu or Tomato Vatha Kuzhambu along with a big menu.I have never tasted such a tasty kuzhambu and was curious to get the recipe from her.I got it later and prepared it last weekend and it was the tastiest delicacy I ever made.The recipe calls for…

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ONION SAMBHAR

Onion Sambhar is a classic and flavourful gravy made with shallots or onions as you might call them and freshly ground spices.It would always be on the to do list when guests pop over in the south indian lunch menu.Though all sambhar varieties require a tamarind base and the main ingredient being sambhar powder, each recipe has a peculiar taste and aroma of its own.This sambhar is usually thick from the ones we make to serve as a side dish for idlis and dosas.Onions used here is a variety called sambhar onion or madras onion,It has other names too such…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

MULLANGI SAMBHAR/RADISH SAMBHAR/KUZHAMBU VARIETIES

Sambhar is one of the most sought recipes of the south indian cuisine.Infact all south indian households prepare this almost 3-4 times a week for sure.I also prepare sambhar in our daily menu almost eery other day,but I realised suddenly I didn’t have this sambhar recipe in my blog.It is a fool proof easy basic recipe which is a child’s play if folowed correctly.I usually make sambhar powder,the basic ingredient for this recipe at home.When Aveta Amber from Eastern Spices contacted me to write review for their products,I gladly acknowledged.This brahmin sambhar powder was in the parcel she sent me.I…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Bachelors' Recipes, Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

INSTANT MORKUZHAMBU/ BACHELORS RECIPES/KUZHAMBU VARIETIES

It is a favorite gravy,this Morkuzhambu.But this one does not involve the usual soaking of dals and the lengthy proceedure. This is an easy recipe which I learnt from my MIL who learnt it from her MIL.Secret family recipe.As I was scrolling in my blog,I realised I didn’t have this yogurt based recipe ,so I started preparing it instantly.Even bachelors who want to have morkuzhambu the easy way can go ahead with this.The other point to be noted here is that,even if you don’t have any veggie,still you can make this as I have made this with Manathakkali Vathal. You…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

PORICHA KUZHAMBU/KUZHAMBU VARIETIES

Porucha Kuzhambu is an authentic recipe of Tamil cuisine,more specifically tambram menu.It can be made with a variety of vegetables both seperately or mixed.Generally I make this with two or three veggies added together.This I made with chaoyte otherwise called chow chow,brinjal and carrots.You ca

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

ARACHUVITTA VATHAKUZHAMBU/KUZHAMBU VARIETIES

It was in a relative’s wedding lunch menu I tasted this arachuvitta vathakuzhambu.Needless to say it was tasty,but it was kind of thicker as a paste and when asked it what is was,the catering people told,it was a side dish for curd rice and it has some blended spices roasted and ground and added to the gravy.I did not have any idea of arachutta vathakuzhambu,I knew only arachuvitta sambhar.This one sounded unique and immediately after 2 days I tried it in my kitchen.I kept the gravy not too thick,as we wanted the gravy to go with rice.You may follow the…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

ARAI PULI VATHA KUZHAMBU

It was some time back that i was thinking somehow i don’t have this gravy in my blog,though we make regularly at home and dhivya too likes it.This kuzhambu variety is a long forgotten recipe in many households and some might not even have heard of this exotic gravy.I have enjoyed it eating many a times from the hands of my grandmothers and my mother too. In my in laws place too this recipe is known and my MIL makes it often.This simple recipe can be made in no time and tastes great with dal rice with dollops of ghee.I…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Kuzhambu Varieties, Medium, Rice Accompaniments, Traditional Recipes

PULIKACHAL/TAMARIND RICE MIX/PULIYODHARAI MIX

The fondest memories still lie fresh in my mind when i think of pulikachal. My mom used to pack this for journeys when we used to travel from Delhi to Chennai to visit grandparents.The very idea of eating in train with my bro and parents exited me always, everytime. My mom is an expert and eating well her dishes i can judge how tasty they can be though not an exact,replica of hers have sure made an attempt.Now my daughter loves this.So generation after generation, pulikachal is creating waves in my house. Notes

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