Karakuzhambu Recipe

Karakuzhambu is a tangy and spicy South Indian curry made with tamarind, spices, and vegetables. It is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and is often served with rice or dosa. The rich flavors of the tamarind and spices blend together to create a delicious and aromatic curry that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

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Ingredients for Karakuzhambu Recipe

  • 1/4 Lemon Sized Tamarind
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 0.13 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • as per your need A Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Tomatoes, Chopped
  • as needed Assorted Vegetables
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Grated Coconut
  • as needed Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Karakuzhambu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and curry leaves.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions, tomatoes, and vegetables of your choice.
  • STEP 4.Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • STEP 5.Pour in the tamarind juice and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • STEP 6.In a separate pan, roast grated coconut and grind it into a paste.
  • STEP 7.Add the coconut paste to the curry and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or dosa.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add vegetables like brinjal, drumstick, or ladies finger to enhance the flavor.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your preference by adding more or less chili powder.
  • For a thicker consistency, you can add a teaspoon of rice flour mixed with water.

Storage and Serving

  • Karakuzhambu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the curry before serving and adjust the consistency with water if needed.
  • Serve Karakuzhambu with steamed rice or dosa for a delicious and satisfying meal.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein4 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp