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Monday, July 29, 2013

Kadamba Kuzhambu | Mixed Vegetable Kuzhambu

Kadamba Kuzhambu
Kadambam refers to mixture of different things. Kadamba kuzhambu is a mixed vegetable gravy. It is served in Kovil / temples as prasadam. Onions, Garlic and Tomato are not added to this Kuzhambu. Brinjal, Okra, Pumpkin, Ridge gourd, Carrot, Broad beans, Raw Banana, Potato, Sweet Potato, Yam are the vegetables that can be added to this Kuzhambu.  Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Authentic South Indian Kadamba Kuzhambu.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   30 mins
Yields :                         4 Servings
Kadamba Kuzhambu

Table 1: To fry and grind
Sesame seeds | Ellu
1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds | Vendhayam 
1 tsp
Black pepper | Milagu
1 tsp
Red chillies
Coriander seeds | Dhaniya
1 tbsp
Channa dal  | Kadalai paruppu    
1 tbsp
Urad dal | Uluntham paruppu
1 tbsp
Asafoedita Powder | Perungayam 
1/4 tsp
Shredded coconut
3 tbsp

Table 2:
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves
Mixed vegetables
3 Cups
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Lemon size

  • Fry each of the ingredients mentioned in table 1 separately till you get a nice aroma and dals turns golden colour. Allow it to cool and grind it to smooth paste by adding enough water.
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  • Choose your favourite vegetables. Wash and cut into small pieces. The cut vegetable pieces should be approximately 3 cups.
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  • Soak tamarind in hot water and extract tamarind juice. Discard seeds and fibres.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and curry leaves. Allow mustard to splutter.Add the cut vegetables and Turmeric powder.
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  •  Add 2-3 cups of water. When the vegetables are half cooked, add salt, grind-ed mixture and tamarind juice. Once the vegetables are fully cooked, remove the kuzhambu from stove.
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Kadamba Kuzhambu | Kovil Kuzhambu 
Kadamba Kuzhambu

  • To thicken the Kuzhambu, fry and grind 2 tbsp of raw rice along with other ingredients in table 1.
  • The vegetables that can be used in kuzhambu are Brinjal, Okra, Pumpkin, Ridge gourd, Carrot, Broad beans, Raw Banana, Potato, Sweet Potato and Yam.
  • Adjust red chillies and black pepper to your taste.
  • To add more taste, add 1 tsp of jaggery.


  1. Something new and I like the outcome. Seems quite a variety of spices and vegetables been added. That is good I must tell you.

  2. I have heard of kadamba kulambu, lotsa veggies....very healthy and nutritious kulambu!
    Look yummy!

  3. Nithya this is recipe takes me to fond memories.This is the prasadham we get mostly in our temple in my native,loved your recipe :)

  4. I love this kadamba kuzhambu, very lovely and healthy...

  5. Looks wonderful,I remember having this at a friend's house ,she told me it was a Pongal spl :)

  6. kadamba kuzhambu looks so good and delicious..

  7. Kuzhambu looks delicious and healthy.

  8. Give me some, i'll happily have this kuzhambu..

  9. Ahh, I wud love to have them.. Healthy & tasty, one of my kinda comfort food :)


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