Spiced Coconut Vegetable Gravy / Kara Kuzhambu

Blogging isnt just a space for me to share recipes it also helps me in remembering recipes my relatives & friends share with me, i do own a couple of books where i jot down all recipes which i love or want to make again and again, but at times i just forget about a particular recipe or never even remember of having such with me, those recipes just gets silent between the pages. I need to work more on getting all my recipe file posted in here.

Well, by now atleast some of you might have come to know that i have pretty good circle of friends who i just adore a lot, they make some of the best yummy dishes, and Abhi i should say is an expert in cooking, i have made this curry over and over again and we just love it.

Spiced Coconut Vegetable Gravy / Kara Kuzhambu
2-3 Potatoes ( medium sized, cut in cubes) ( can use Brinjal )
6-7 Drumsticks ( index finger sized) ( i used frozen ones)
1 Onion ( chopped)
2 Tomatoes ( chopped)
2-3 Green chillies ( cut in 1/2)
1 lemon sized Tamarind ( extract the juice)
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Water as needed

For grinding:
1/2 cup Grated Coconut
1/4 tsp Jeera
1/4 tsp Pepper

For tempering:
1/2 tsp Mustard
1/4 tsp Jeera
few Curry leaves


Heat oil in a vessel and splutter mustard, jeera and curry leaves.
Add in Onion , Green chilli and saute until translucent, add in tomatoes and saute.
Now add in the Vegetables and saute for another few mins.
Add in Chili Pwdr, Coriander pwdr, Turmeric, Salt,  Tamarind juice and enough water to cook the veggies.
Grind Coconut, jeera and pepper adding enough water to a very smooth paste.
Once the veggies are cooked add in the ground paste and let it simmer again.
Serve hot with rice , pappadam and a side dish.

Serving Ideas : I served Rice and  Karakuzhambu along with Okra/ Ladies finger fry, Fryums/ Pappadam & Pickle.


  1. Looks yummy... and tempting clicks...

  2. Wow!!! It looks so tempting :)

  3. Looks so yum... love it with white rice

  4. Haha.. I know, I too have a set of diaries & long lost recipes.. Very well understandable.. Bookmarking this yummy recipe.. Will try & let u know !!

  5. Sounds familiar, I have also jotted down some recipes in diaries. Sometimes I flip through to search for recipes. Lovely and delicious curry.


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