Thursday, August 30, 2012


Serving Size 2 or 3

Porucha kuzhambu is very famous in our Tanjore and Nagai district(Tamil nadu) especially from vegetarian families. If maapillai (son-in-law) comes to their home for lunch, the lunch won't be complete without porucha kuzhambu. It is simple and tasty dish. It is also a gas/electricity consuming recipe.



Brinjal - 1
Drumstick - 1
Chopped Cluster beans/ Kothavarangai - 1/4 cup
Moong Dal - 2 tbs
Water - 1/2 cup
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Dry coconut powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Onion vathal/ vangaya vadam - 1 tbs
Salt - as required
Oil - 2 tsp


  1. Soak moong dal overnight or pressure cook with two extra whistles from usual.
  2. Chop brinjal, cluster beans and drumsticks into small pieces.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables, moong dal, cumin powder, sambar powder and water  in a vessel and place inside a pressure cooker. Allow whistles as same as cooking for plain rice.
  4. Remove from the cooker, add salt and coconut powder..
  5. Heat oil in a small pan and add onion vathal to it for seasoning. Once it pops, add it to the kuzhambu.
  6. If you feel it is too thick, add little water.
  7. Porucha kuzhambu is ready now and serve with plain rice.

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