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Thayir Kuzhambu | Curd Kuzhambu

Curd Kuzhambu
Thayir Kuzhambu is a South Indian gravy prepared with curd | yogurt as main ingredient. This Kuzhambu can be prepared within 10 mins and can be served as a side dish to rice. Enjoy this easy and quick Kuzhambu with Cauliflower poriyal or Spicy potato Fry.Key to this tasty kuzhambu is using of freshly chopped ginger and garlic.Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Thayir Kuzhambu.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Yields: 2 servings
yogurt gravy

Curd | Yogurt1 Cup
Oil1 tbsp
Mustard | Kadugu1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam1/2 tsp
Ginger and garlic finely chopped2 tsp
Green chillies finely chopped2
Curry Leaves3-5
Onions chopped1/4 Cup
Turmeric powder1 tsp
SaltAs needed


  • Mix salt with yogurt and keep it ready. Only if the yogurt is thick as in below picture, then add 1/4 Cup water, salt and whisk well. 

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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add cumin seeds and fry for a min.

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  • Add finely chopped ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chilli and fry till raw smell goes off. Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.

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  •  Add turmeric powder and fry till raw smell goes off. Switch off the stove and add it to curd.

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Thayir Kuzhambu | Curd Kuzhambu
Thayir Kuzhambu

Adjust green chillies to your taste.
Don't replace fresh ginger and garlic with ginger garlic paste.Minced pieces of ginger and garlic gives a unique taste to this kuzhambu.


  1. love more kulambu......I don't add onion and garlic for this kulambu..will try your version, next time..

  2. we make our thayir curry also very similarly...

  3. I love the tang in the dish and I also curd very much. I have made curd curry before yet I keeping your recipe to try out.

  4. The Mor Kulambu looks yummy. Haven't tried it this way. Bookmarked :)

  5. This is truly a comforting curry and love it any day :)

  6. delicious one, sounds yummy with rice.

  7. Thayir kuzhambu looks yummy and very healthy as well...


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