Kaaramani Kaara Kuzhambu

I've always been a big fan for this tangy and spicy kulambu , and I hope everyone would remain the same :) After a very longggg time I had the opportunity to make this kulambu since my H don't like lentils / pulses ,tried the simplified version but will post the regular version using freshly ground spice masalas in the near future. This kulambu specially taste good the next day, even better the other day.. Njoy !!!

Ingredients :

Black eyed beans  / Kaaramani -- 1 cup
Raw banana -- 1 no.
Brinjal -- 1 no.
Potato -- 1 no.
Tomato -- 1 no. , chopped
** U may use drumstick, okra , egg plant, potato, raw banana, raw mango . I've added few of these veggie's.

Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder -- 2tsp
Kulambu thool / Kuzhambu powder -- 2 tsp

Salt -- to taste
Tamarind pulp --  1 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves -- 4 nos, chopped

Seasoning :

Sesame oil -- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -- 1  tsp
Fenugreek seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilies -- 2 nos. , broken
Onion -- 1/4 cup, chopped
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Hing -- a big pinch

Grind :

Shredded coconut -- 3 tsp
Shallots -- 1 no.
Fennel seeds -- 1/3 tsp

Method :
  • Dry roast the balck eyed peas till it turns golden brown and soak over night. Pressure cook the black eyed beans along with the chopped veggie's for 2 whistles. U may also seperately cook the veggie's if u feel 2 whistles would break it.
  • Add the red chilli powder, salt , coriander powder / kulambu thool in the tamarind pulp and combine well.
  • Take a kulambu kadai and do the seasoning with the ingredients given in the following order , mustard seeds , fenugreek seeds , Curry leaves ,dry red chillies, and hing. finally add the onions and scald well.
  • Drop in the tomatoes and cook till it disintegrates and mix well . POur in the tamarind mixture and bring them a boil.
  • POur in the beans + veggie mixture into the boiling kulambu . Combine well. let them come to a boil again. Finally stir in the ground coconut paste and add a cup of water. Cover and continue to cook for 6 more minutes until th eraw smell of the shallots dis apears and the kulambu thickens.
  • Relish with hot rice and paapads.
Happy eating guys,


  1. Looks very colorful and flavorful.

  2. Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing.. thanks for sharing.. lovely presentation !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. The kozhumbu is looking delicious...I usually make karamani only with potatoes but adding of another veggies like raw banana, eggplant sounds good..wonderful recipe.

  4. From my childhood,I am crazy about all beans variety that too karamani has its own special space in my foodie list!!! Love this bean with any combo:))

  5. wow.. i am drooling here.looks so good.

  6. Slurp! I'm drooling...Best suitable for lunch with rice...

  7. Looks rich and tempting!!! I love dal cooked with vegetables....this must taste awesome!!!

  8. I love the kurma wid this,this looks delicious

  9. Love this kuzhambu simply with papads, inviting..

  10. looks yummy and tangy ..would love to have it with hot rice ...

  11. Looks yummy and tasty ..would love to have it with hot rice ...

  12. The curry looks so yum...the texture is so gud

  13. hey shanu....i amsure it tasted gr8....with rice or rotis

  14. Delicious kuzhambu,luks very tempting...

  15. Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..

  16. you have added many more veges here ...that makes it more nutritious

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. Kulambu looks tempting and delicious.

  18. Looks so very delicious- full of flavors!
    US Masala

  19. yummy n delicious n tempting curry dear..

  20. We love this kulambu so much in our family.. as you said any tamarind based gravy tastes better the next day! The pasta photo was taken in daylight, but I do use studio box for most of my pics, because I live in the north-east and also my window/patio doesnt get a broad daylight.. Waiting for summer to use maximum use of daylight for my pics...
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  21. drool ,drool love the picture.Perfect for hot piping rice.

  22. shanavi, Nejamavey, naak is ooring dear - JUST LOVE karamani in my rasavangis and kootus and as sundals! Droolicious clicks!

  23. Karamani kaara kuzhambu looks awesome.

  24. வாவ்வ் பார்க்கும்போதே நாவூறுது...அருமை!!

  25. I love black eyed beans tho!...the love it when its made into this type of curry!
    nice with chapathis!
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  26. Flavorful and delicious curry..

  27. slurppppppy slurp ! karamani kuzhambu is droolicious!!

  28. எங்க வீட்டில் அம்மா இதனை வாரத்திற்கு ஒரு முறையாவது செய்து விடுவாங்க...இத்துடன் கருணைகிழங்கு சேர்த்து சில சமயம் செய்வாங்க..ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கும்..

    இப்ப எல்லாம் இது செய்து ரொம்ப நாள் ஆகிவிட்டது..செய்து பார்க்க வேண்டும்..

  29. I make it without coconut,nice recipe will try this way next time!

  30. Looks delicious and flavorful...




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