Poricha Kuzhambu

Poricha kuzhambu is a kind of sambar variety with no tamarind extract. To me, poricha kuzhambu tastes inbetween our regular sambar and arachuvitta sambar :)

Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe

Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe
Recipe Reference : Umas kitchen

  • Toor dhal - 1 cup
  • Drumstick / Murungakai - 2
  • Red chillies - 1
  • Hing - a generous pinch
  • Salt - as required
To temper:
  • Cooking oil - 1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
To roast and grind:
  • Coconut grated - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper - 4 corns
  • Corriander seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies - 1

Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe
  1. First dry roast the items one by one given under 'to roast ad grind', and grind it to a coarse powder. Keep aside
  2. Pressure cook thoor dhal for 3 whistles until mushy. Mash it well and keep aside.
  3. In a kadai , heat oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves allow it to crackle. Then add red chillies saute for a minute.
  4. Now add the mashed up dhal, add turmeric powder and drumstick. Allow it to get cooked(It may take around 10mins). Add required salt.
  5. You may also pressure cook the drumstick adn add it here.Once it gets cooked add the roasted powder and allow it to boil for sometime until it gets a thick consistency.Switch off and serve hot with rice.
Poricha Kuzhambu RecipeMy Notes:
  • Any veggie of your choice can be added or a combination of all veggies can be added too
  • Drumstick can be pressure cooked and added too
  • This is a thick sambar variety that goes well with rice and idlis and dosas