Vazhaikai-Karamani Kuzhambu - Country Style

Green Plantain n Kidney Beans Curry:

Other Names: Raw green plantain and kidney beans in tamarind based curry. Aratikaya Pulusu. Vazhaikai-karamani puli kuzhambu.


Green plantain 1 diced / sliced
Kidney Beans - Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)
Pearl Onions chopped 1 cup
Garlic 5-7 cloves - crushed
Tomato 1 small - chopped
Chili powder
Jaggery/brown sugar 1 spoon
Coconut milk 1 small cup
Sesame oil 1 table spoon
Thalippu vadagam
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 1 pinch
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Dry chili 1 minced
Curry leaves few.


Pressure cook kidney-beans, and set aside. Do not discard the water.

In a wide iron wok, heat about 1/2 table spoon of oil.

Add the garlic, onions and keep frying. Now add tomatoes, cover and cook briefly.

Now add salt, turmeric, chili and jaggery. Followed by vegetables...stir-fry briefly. Add cooked beans along with its water. Continue cooking over low to medium heat with lid. Once the curry thickens, add coconut milk and bring this to boil.

In a separate pan, heat oil and add all the tempering spices, wait till they pop and splutter...now run the same over the curry prepared. Yum, right.

Serve warm with plain steamed rice, enjoy:)


sangee vijay said...

My dad's fav kuzhambu....I too make this kuzhambu in a similar way...more tempting like to have with rice n appalam...romba naal aachu legume n veg combo kuzhambu vachu..u reminded me thank u:)

Vidhya said...

Wow I would love to have this tangy curry with green banana and beans.

Subhashini said...

I got a good option to use green plantain.

Chitra said...

Mouth watering photo and recipe.
I make this curry only with kaaramani. I will try it with plantain too. Thank you for the tip. :-)

Raji said...

Nice kozhumbu Malar..looks very traditional kind.

Sobha Shyam said...

Sure it looks delicious..healthy..nice recipe..

Prathibha said...

Never made this combo...looks n sounds interesting!!

Priya Sreeram said...

good one- looks yum

Reva said...

This is a very nice combination... will try it out sometime:)

Food Glorious Food! said...

Wow ! great combo and sure bursting with flavors!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

ooooooh, yum !!! Very unusual combo, but sounds superb :)