Murungaikkai Poricha Kulambu

Poricha Kulambu

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Poricha Kulambu is a very traditional & authentic gravy prepared for rice in Tamil Bramins houses. I tasted this in one of my friends house. Any vegetables can be added, but, Drumstick is used frequently.

Servings: 4 Persons


Drumstick – 2nos (cut to 2inch length)

Tur Dal – ½cup (thuvaram paruppu)

Turmeric Powder – 3pinches

Mustard – ½tsp

Asafoetita – 3pinches (perungayam / hing)

Curry leaves – 2sprigs

Coriander leaves – 2sprigs

Red chilly – 2nos, cut into half

Ghee / Oil – 2tsp

Salt – to taste

Coconut – grinded to paste – ¼cup

Home made Sambar Masala (Click here for the link)


Prepare Sambar masala as per this link.

Pressure cook dal, garlic & turmeric powder with required water & keep aside.

Heat Ghee/oil in a pan, add mustard, wait till mustard sputters.

Add asafoetida, red chilly, curry leaves, saute well.

Add 1 cup of water, cook the vegetable till soft, close with lid, add water if required.

When the vegetable is cooked, add dal, coconut paste, salt, sambar masala & bring it to boil.


Garnish with coriander leaves, Dole out yummy Poricha kulambu with rice.

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