South Indian Spicy Kitchen

Simple And Different Kitchen Recipes

Dried Bean Brinjal Kulambu


1/2 cup dried bean

3-4 brinjals

1/4 kg small onions or 1/2 big onion

1 tomato                                                                                                                                              dried bean brinjal kulambu

2 green chillies

6 garlic pods

small piece of tamarind

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

2 teaspoons of cumin powder

6 teaspoons of oil

1 teaspoon black mustard seed

1 teaspoon fenugreek

1 teaspoon cumin seed

pinch of asafoetida

salt as per requirement


Dried bean should be soaked in water for a minumum of 9 hours prior to cooking.So it is better, you soak dried bean in water during the night hours.It will be ready to cook in the next morning.This is the main prerequisite.

soak dried bean in water 

Other simple requirements before starting the preparation of kulambu

Soak a small piece of tamarind in water and leave it aside for 1/2 hour.

Cut the onions.Peel the garlic pods.Also make a single lengthy cut in the green chillies along its length.

Wash the brinjals and cut it into medium sized pieces.

 soak tamarind in watercut the brinjalsonions,garlic pods,tomato,green chilly

Preparation of dried bean brinjal kulambu

  • First add the dried bean alone to the cooker.
  • Add 1 tumbler water to it.
  • Cook dried bean in medium flame for 12 minutes.
  • The bean will get cooked.Transfer it to a vessel.If there is water in the cooker, do not drain it.Transfer the water also along with the bean to the vessel.

cook dried beancooked bean







  •  Now place the cooker on the stove.
  • Add 6 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon black mustard seed, 1 teaspoon fenugreek, 1 teaspoon cumin seed and a pinch of asafoetida to the oil.
  • When mustard seeds start to burst, add the cut onions, garlic pods and green chillies to the oil.
  • Fry onions for few minutes, until it becomes golden brown.
  • Once onion is deeply fried, add the cut tomato to the oil.
  • Fry for few more minutes, until tomato lets out its juice.
  • Now add the cut brinjals and cooked beans(with water if available) to the cooker.
  • Squeeze tamarind properly in water and add the tamarind essenced water to the cooker.Add additional water if required.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin powder and salt to taste.  
  • Now cook the kulambu in low flame for 10 minutes.You will hear 3 whistles.

dried bean brinjal kulambudried bean brinjal kulambudried bean brinjal kulambu


  • If the kulambu is watery, heat it for few more minutes to get proper consistency.

Dried bean brinjal kulambu tastes excellent with rice.Have it for lunch.

dried bean brinjal kulambu 

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August 17, 2009 - Posted by | Kulambu Variety |

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