9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Spicy Potato Kari and Kaara Kuzhambu - Combo

Monday, August 31, 2015

Spicy Potato Kari and Kaara Kuzhambu - Combo

Welcome friends to another month long marathon – “Buffet on the Table”.. Today we are starting another month long marathon – Buffet on the table with 5 categories and the week 1 is going to be "Combo from Countries". and I am starting with a delicious combo in our house.. Spicy Potato Kari and Kaara Kuzhambu. When you talk about Combos, lot of dishes come to my mind other than the Indian ones.. In our house, it is always combo dishes and rarely do we do an one dish meal.. There are lot of combos that are quite popular like – Pita Bread and Hummus, Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream, Burger and Fries, Mor Kuzhambu and Parupu Usli, Roti and Paneer Butter Masala, Channa Masala and Batura, Fish and Chips, Fries and Sauce, Ghevar and Rabri etc…

Kaara Kuzhambu

Kaara kuzhambu stands up to its name – Kaara means – very spicy and kuzhambu is a thicker gravy and this dish is sure to make your eyes water along with your tongue.. It is super tasty and tongue tickling.. I served this along with the all time favorite – Spicy Potato Fry


Kaara Kuzhambu - IMG_3609


Onion (thinly sliced) - 1/2 cup
Tomato (thinly sliced) - 1
Garlic (minced) - 1 table spoon
Curry Leaves - 10
Sesame Oil - 5 table spoons
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Salt - 1 tea spoon
Asafetida - 1/4 tea spoon
Red Chili Powder - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 tea spoon
Green Chili (thinly sliced) - 3
Tamarind Pulp (thick) - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 tea spoon
Water - 1/2 cup

Kaara Kuzhambu - IMG_3633


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and once it crackles, add the garlic and green chili and saute for 10 seconds
Now add the curry leaves and onions along with salt
Sauté until the onions are done
Add the tomatoes and cook until the oil starts to separate and ooze out
Add the dry powders - turmeric powder, red chili powder and asafetida and cook until the oil is leaving the sides
Add the tamarind pulp and water and cook for 5 minutes
Cook until the oil floats on top
Remove from heat and serve hot!!!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56



  1. Though have eaten this combo many times, I am yet to try it myself..will surely make it sometime..

  2. Looks like a classic combo. Kaara kuzhambu looks spicy and delicious.

  3. Such a lovely combo.Looks so flavorful.Looking forward for more such combos.

  4. A perfect and classic combo, after reading all those international combos this sounds very near to heart... nice start....

  5. unusual for me...and would love to try , looks like a simple wholesome homely affair

  6. Looks so fiery and the combo sounds like a must have !

  7. Sowmya, I am literally drooling here seeing this delicious platter.

  8. This dish looks spicy and delicious gravy.

  9. My husband is a huge fan of this kuzhambu.Tastes so good with the potato curry. Awesome combo Sowmya

  10. My favorite combo..Loved your version, it looks delicious.

  11. It might be a mm on combo from south, but definitely not for me..I am loving the vibrant red and trying to get that tangy flavor. Awesome Sowmya.

  12. Wow this is something that looks delicious and something thta I must try.

  13. Kaara kuzhambu is my favorite.. Can have it for any meal and with any dish be it idly or dosa.. yummy

  14. Slurp slurp, serve me this kari with kuzhambu i can have it even at midnite, lipsmacking combo.

  15. I make it almost similarly ... This is a fav at home

  16. Sowmya, i m really drooling, made a simple dal today and this combo is making me more hungry!!! Love it!!

  17. That must be one classic combo and that kuzhambu sounds fiery.

  18. Love the color of your kuzhambu -- looks very appetizing. Such a classic and delicious dish.


Dear Friends,
Thank you for reading my blog post. Your comments and feedback is very valuable and I appreciate it very much. Please leave your valuable comments and feedback for this post. Thanks Sowmya

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...