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Hotel Style Kara Kuzhambu | Murungakkai Kara Kuzhambu | Drumstick Kuzhambu

 Murungakkai Kara Kuzhambu is one of the traditional recipes of Tamilnadu which is served in all the hotels in South India and is loved for its taste and aroma. This Kuzhambu goes well with Idlis, dosa, upma and white rice. Kuzhambu with hot white rice served with any Papad or Poriyal will be loved by people of all ages. Here I have made a masala paste for Kuzhambu. Read the recipe and try in your kitchen.

Ingredients for making Hotel Style Kara Kulambu

Tamarind - lemon size
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp.
Onions - 1 no.
Tomato - 1 no.
Garlic - 10 pods
Curry Leaves - few
Gingely Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Salt - as per taste

To grind

Red Chilly - 5 nos.
Coriander seeds  - 2 tbsp
Black Pepper - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 2 tbsp.
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Poppy seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp.
Onions - 1 no.
A sprig of curry leaves

How to Prepare Hotel Style Kara Kozhambu

1. Cut Drumstick  into small  pieces.

2. Heat a spoon of oil and fry all the ingredients given under "To grind" to a coarse mixture.

3. Cut the big onion and tomatoes into small pieces. 

4. Take a thick bottomed kadai, add oil and sauté mustard seeds, urad dal and fenugreek seeds.

5. Then add the curry leaves, garlic and onion fry well to a golden brown in colour.

6. Then add tomato slices sauté well for a minute in low flame.

7. Now add the drumstick for Murungakkai Kara Kuzhambu and fry well.

8. Now  add the ground masala paste for Kara Kuzhambu recipe. Saute for 3 minutes.

9. Add the turmeric powder, sambar powder, tamarind juice and add water and salt as per your requirement. Let the gravy boil for 5 to 10 minutes.

Now the tasty Hotel Kara Kuzhambu is ready to taste.

Kara kozhambu recipe is the best combination for white rice. Serve with any Kootu or poriyal.

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