Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Karamani kulambhu(black eyed peas and potato curry)

Karamani kulambhu

              This receipe is Village receipe which I got from my grandmother.She is very good cook.In this receipe  I made some changes from original one.


  1. Potato 2 chopped in big pieces.
  2. Karamani(Black eyed peas) 1/2 cup.
  3. Pearl onion 8-10.
  4. Tomato one .
  5. Coconut grated 1/2 cup.
  6. Tamarind one lemon size.
  7. Sambar powder 1 1/2 Tsp or Kulambhu power(You can subtitute with 1 tsp of chilli powder and 2 tsp corriander powder.)
  8. Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.
  9. Salt to taste.
  10. Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp.
  11. Urad dhal  few.
  12. Curry leaves few.
  13. Hing powder.
  14. Oil for tempering.

  •  Dry roast karamani in cooker for 2 min and add sufficient water cook for 3 whistels.
  •  In a pan heat oil and fry onion,tomato when its fried add coconut and fry  for 1 min finish and cool for 5 min and grind to smooth paste.
  •  Open the pressure cooker and add this paste ,sambar power or kulambhu powder,potato ,salt to taste boil till potato is one now add tamarind juice boil till raw smell goes.
  •   Last part is tempering heat oil in kadai add mustard seeds,ura dhall wait till it splutters,add one chopped pearl onion,curry leaves fry for 1 min add hing powder and transfer tempering to gravy.

Now your Gravy is ready Serve with White rice,or Ragi balls.


  1. Nice combo. Looks yumm. Perfect with rice.

  2. looks awesome..this is my fav ..

  3. Hi this is my first visit here, nice collection of dishes... I love the kulambhu, would love to try this... Should be great with hot steaming rice!!! Shall come back for more... Your fishes are looking cute... Drop in @ when time permits!!!

  4. Love to eat with white rice. tasty !!!

  5. First time here....
    I have tried this combo as a side dish for chapathi..
    Will soon try out this version

    Aruna Manikandan

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