Ladies finger kara kuzhambu recipe

Ladies finger kara kuzhambu goes well with the plain white rice and idli. Ladies finger is a very healthy vegetable with high nutritional value adding this to our diet will slow down or prevent diabetes.

Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesKuzhambu Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Chopped Ladies finger (okra) - 150 grams
  2. Thick Tamarind water - 1/4 cup
  3. Chopped onion - 1
  4. Chopped tomato - 2
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  6. Chili powder - 2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  7. Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  8. Mustard seed - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  9. Cumin seed - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  10. Spit black gram - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  11. Split Bengal gram - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  12. Oil - as needed
  13. Salt - as needed


  1. Sauté ladies finger (okra) pieces in a pan for 5 minutes gently and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, split black gram, split Bengal gram, coriander leaves, curry leaves and sauté. Once the mustard seed stop splattering add onion and sauté.
  3. Now add the tomato, ladies finger (okra) pieces and sauté until tomato become mushy and oil starts to separate.
  4. Now add the turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, water as needed, salt and cook until the ladies finger is cooked and masala raw smell is gone. NOTE: add water based on your curry thickness.
  5. Now add the tamarind juice. Cook until the tamarind's raw smell is gone. Once the kuzhumbu reached the right thickness remove from heat and serve.


  1. Goes well with white rice, idli.


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