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Omam Kuzhambu | Ajwain Kuzhambu

omam kuzhambu
Ajwain is known as omam in Tamil, vaamu in Telugu  It is also referred to as carom seeds, thymol seeds. Ajwain seeds helps in easy digestion. It is also good remedy for acidity. This is a No Onion No garlic and No tomato Kuzhambu. Serve this spicy Omam Kuzhambu with rice and papad. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Ajwain Kuzhambu | Omam Kuzhambu.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yields: 2 Servings
Omam Kuzhambu | Ajwain Kuzhambu

Table 1: To Dry roast and grind
Ajwain | Omam2 tsp
Coriander seeds | Dhaniya1 tbsp
Chana dal | Kadalai paruppu1 tsp
Urad dal | Ulutham paruppu1 tsp
Cumin seeds | Seeragam1 tsp
Red chillies2
Black pepper | Milagu1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds | Vendhayam1/4 tsp

Table 2:
Oil2 tsp
Mustard seeds1/4 tsp
Urad dal1 tsp
Curry leaves5 to 8
Asafoetida powder | HingPinch
Turmeric powder
TamarindHalf Lemon Size
SaltAs needed


  • Dry roast all the ingredients in table 1. Allow it to cool and grind it into smooth powder in blender or mixie.

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  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes. Squeeze the seeds and fibre to get the tamarind juice. Add turmeric powder and keep it ready.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add urad dal and curry leaves. Fry till urad dal turns golden colour. Add a pinch of asafoetida powder.

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  •  Add tamarind juice, spice mixture got from ingredients in table 1 and salt. Allow the kuzhambu to boil and simmer for 5 mins.

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Omam Kuzhambu | Ajwain Kuzhambu 
Ajwain kuzhambu

Adjust red chillies and black pepper to your taste.


  1. Hmmm .. What a flavorful rasam ..

  2. Omam kuzhambu looks delicious.

  3. Can't imagine d taste,but I can say ur is healthy..even I eat tbsp of valu for every two days:)

  4. wow wow thats a very very healthy kozhambu :) looks so inviting !!

  5. I have a high liking for the scent of onam, Its so good in Murukkus. Never tried in curries yet I will certainly attempt this wonderful curry.

  6. very tempting recipe Nithya.. perfect for winters..

  7. This kuzhambu is new to me.. Looks delicious and flavorful!!

  8. Flavorful and healthy kuzhambu.

  9. I can almost smell the ajwain :)
    Looks totally inviting...


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