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Mar 10, 2015

Thatta Payir Kuzhambu Recipe / Karamani Kara Kuzhambu Recipe

This is the kuzhambu which i made and served with my kambu sadam. It was like perfect combo. Loved every bite of it. 

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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time ; Overnight
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Cow Peas / Thatta Payir - 2 cup dried
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 peeled
Garlic - 6 cloves peeled
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped 
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Masala:
Fresh Coconut - 3/4 cup grated
Dry Red Chillies - 5 to 8
Coriander Seeds / Malli - 2 tblspn
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 4 peeled

For Seasoning:
Gingelly Oil / Indian Sesame Oil - 4 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - a sprig


Soak Cow peas overnight. Take them in a pressure cooker, cover with water. Pressure cook for 3 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and set aside.

Take grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in the seasoning ingredients and saute for a min.

Add in shallots and garlic. Saute for couple of mins. Add in salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.

Add in tomatoes and saute for 2 more mins.

Now add in cooked cow peas along with water, ground masala, tamarind pulp, extra water if needed. Mix everything well and bring it to a boil.

Cover and simmer till oil separates.

Serve with rice.


Take all your ingredients

I soaked cow peas overnight

Take them in a pressure cooker

Add in water

Pressure cook till done
Now take coconut in a blender

Add in dry red chillies, coriander seeds, shallots in a blender

make it into a fine puree

Heat gingelly oil in a kadai

Add in mustard and fenugreek seeds along with few dry red chillies

add in curry leaves as well

Now add in peeled shallots and garlic cloves

saute them for a min

Add in tomatoes

and a pinch of turmeric powder

add in salt as well

Saute this for 2 mins or so

add in cooked cow peas

ground masala

add in tamarind pulp

Mix well

bring it to a boil, 

cover and simmer till oil floats on top


I served it with kambu sadam..RECIPE HERE


  1. can also add suraikai or eggplant,

  2. Hi Aarthi, I learned to prepare cheese burst pizza using Atta from your recipe for my hubby who is a big fan of Domino's cheese burst pizza.. It came out superb yummy and everyone liked so much. Credit goes to you :):):) Also everyone at the home were so much eager to watch how this pizza being prepared :)


  3. Aarthi.. Him great recioe and really helpful on the pictures step by step notes.. The print layout is not great as I get odd narrow images.. Can u please modify the print layout.. It's very helpful to share the recipe with my home cook who cannot read English but can follow everything from the picture.. Great job and I love ur recipes..

  4. Made it today.... Came out really well....

  5. Hi can you any replacement for coconut. My hubby asking me to give him only gravy without coconut. Plz this will help me alot

  6. @kalai vaniyou can saute some onion along with some poppy seeds and the masala given and grind it. Add it instead of coconut paste.

  7. Hi
    Don't we need to dry roast the coconut , looks a bit like pulikkari .
    - Aarthy

  8. Hi Aarthi,
    I dont know even the ABCD of cooking..i learnt cooking from ur site only...thanks a lot....all the receipes are clearly explained...pictorially...awesome....best cooking site...hats off!!!!1


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