Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kasturi Methi Kara Kuzhambu - Recipe Inspired From Madam Revathy Shanmugam

I bought kasturi methi a few days back and din't get a chance to cook it. Came across this recipe from Madam Revathy Shanmugam and instantly liked it. I love kara kuzhambu and to use kastuir methi in it, would be the best way to cook for me :)

Recipe Source: Madam. Revathy Shanmugam.
Kasturi Methi - 1 handful
Onions - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 big chopped
Garlic 6 - 7 pods
Red chilli powder - 3 spoons
Coriander powder - 3 spoons
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Tamarind - 1 lemon size

To grind:
Coconut - 1 spoon
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
Onion - few slices

To splutter:
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds
Fenugreek seeds

  • Grind the ingredients to grind and keep aside. In a wok heat oil and splutter items to splutter. Add the chopped onions and garlic and saute well until golden brown
  • Add the kasturi methi leaves and saute well. Add tomatoes and saute well. Add salt.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and saute well to get cooked
  • Then add red chilli powder and saute well
  • Once the base is well cooked, add the tamarind extract and water needed and let it boil
  • To finish up, add the ground paste and let it cook
  • Garnish with cilantro 
Disclaimer: I altered the measurement of ingredients to suit our taste and availability. 


  1. looks so delicious, adding kasuri methi is a nice flavorful twist on the traditional!

  2. Thank you R, it was really tasty!


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