South Indian Spicy Kitchen

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Brinjal Drumstick Kulambu


3 brinjals

1 drumstick

1 tomato

10 small onions

1 green chilly

finger sized piece of tamarind

1 teaspoon black mustard seed

1 teaspoon fenu greek

1 teaspoon cumin seed

pinch of asafoetida

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

2 teaspoons of cumin powder

5 teaspoons of oil

1/2 cup of fresh coconut milk

salt as per requirement


Soak tamarind in water and leave it aside for half an hour.


Soak tamarind in water

Wash the brinjals and drumstick and cut it into medium sized pieces.

Also grind the onions and tomato together without adding water.

Make a small cut in the green chilly along its length.

Preparation of brinjal drumstick kulambu

  • Place the cooker on the stove.
  • Add 5 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 the mustard seeds start to burst, add the green chilli to the oil.
  • Once the green chilli becomes white here and there, add the ground onion-tomato paste.
  • Stir it well and fry onion-tomato paste for few minutes, till the raw onion smell disappears.
  • Now add the cut brinjal and drumstick to the cooker.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of chilli powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin powder and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder to the kulambu.
  • Now squeeze the tamarind properly in water and add the tamarind essenced water to the cooker.
  • Add additional water if required.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Now cook the kulambu in medium flame for 10 minutes or until you hear 2 whistles.
  • Now open the cooker.Heat the kulambu if its watery.Finally add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and stir the kulambu well. 

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Have brinjal drumstick kulambu with rice for lunch.

Taste the hot spicy delicious South Indian Brinjal Drumstick Kulambu.


August 26, 2009 Posted by | Kulambu Variety | | Leave a comment