445: Thaalatha Kuzhambhu

I just fall more and more in love with kuzhambus. The tangy ness of these tamarind based beauties speaks to me each time I make on. This Thaalatha Kuzhaqmbhu is a traditional Brahmin preparation made with variety of vegetables. This can be had with hot rice and Gingely oil or ghee.


Tamarind                     a small lemon size
Turmeric powder          ¼ Tsp.
Asafetida  powder        ½ Tsp.
Curry Leaves                few
Coconut oil                   2 Tbsp.
Sambhar Powder           1 Tsp.
Salt                             to Taste


Yam                            1 bit
Sweet Potato               1 bit
Snake gourd                1 Bit
Carrot                         1 No.
Green Banana              1 No.
Beans                          a little
White Pumpkin             a bit
Red Pumpkin               1 bit
Eggplant                     2 no.
Capsicum                    1 no
Kothavarakkai             a little

 Fry and Powder it
Toor dhal                     2 tsp.
Urdh Dhal                    2 Tsp.
Channa dhal                 2 Tsp.
Rice                             ½ Tsp.
Red chilies                   5 no.
Coconut                       3 Tsp.

Fry all the ingredients in 1 tsp of oil and grind it in the form of powder 

For Seasoning:

Coconut oil/ Ghee        1 Tbsp.
Mustard seeds             1 Tsp.
Red chilies                  3 no.
Curry leaves                few
Coconut                      1 tbsp.


  • Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice.  Add turmeric powder, salt, asafetida powder and all above the vegetables. Cook the vegetables in turmeric water.
  • Fry all masala ingredients in 1 tsp of oil and grind it in a powder.
  • Now add the powder and sambhar powder, after the vegetables are cooked.
  • Let it be in the stove till it boils.
  • Now fry the all seasonings in oil and add to the kuzhambhu.
  • Serve hot with hot rice ,pongal, and  dosai .
  • Enjoy!!