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Dhania Kuzhambu

Dhania Kuzhambu- A no onion no garlic kuzhambu with coriander seeds. Tastes best when eaten with hot rice and appalam. Vegan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: Indian- South
Servings: 3 persons


  • Blender


  • 3 tablespoon Sesame oil Indian Nalla Ennai
  • 1 tspMustard seeds
  • 1 tspUrad dal
  • th teaspoon Hing
  • 12 Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Salt or to taste

Spice Paste

  • 15 g Tamarind or a small lemon sized
  • 1 c Hot water
  • 1.5 tablespoon Coriander seeds Dhania
  • 6 to 7 Dry Red Chilies
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame oil


  • Soak the tamarind in hot water for ten mins.
  • In the meanwhile, heat a pan with 1 teaspoon oil.
  • Fry coriander seeds, cumin, peppercorns and dry red chilies on medium flame till fragrant and golden.
  • Once done, transfer to a plate and let cool.
  • When the tamarind has softened, remove from the water and reserve the water.
  • Add tamarind and the fried ingredients to a blender .
  • Add ¼ c of water to the blender and blend to a smooth paste.
  • In the same pan that you fried the spices, heat 3 tablespoon sesame oil.
  • Once the oil is heated, pop the mustard seeds, add urad dal and curry leaves to this.
  • Once the urad dal turns golden, add the ground paste along with salt and mix well.
  • Add the reserved water to the pan now and mix.
  • Simmer this mixture till oil begins to separate and float on top.
  • Once oil begins to float, the kuzhambu is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with rice and appalam.

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