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Coimbatore Thakkali Kuzhambu | Thakkali Kulambu recipe

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Coimbatore Thakkali Kuzhambu | Thakkali kulambu – Kongunad style tomato gravy which goes best with idli/dosa and even with rice. Coimbatore style tomato gravy which involves sauteing all spices and grounding it to a paste and boiling it again to the consistency required. Generally it is spicy and thin gravy to suit idli/dosa.

coimbatore thakkali kuzhambu

Here is the quick video of Thakkali Kulambu recipe:


there may be slight changes in the recipe output of video and pictorial as the blog is old one updated with latest video. quality of tomatoes, frying method, pan used for frying everything matters for the final colour and texture. but it tastes the same. 🙂 moreover the video was shot during night time. cant help in matching the photo and video.

Coimbatore Thakkali Kuzhambu Pictorial description:

  • To saute and grind :
  • Heat oil, saute shallots, garlic, Red chilli, curry leaves until shallots turn brown
  • Add fennel seeds, clove, khus khus, cinnamon and mix well
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute until mushy
  • put in grated coconut, salt, fried gram and mix well.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste
  • seasoning:
  • Heat oil, pop in mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal.
  • pour the ground masala, turmeric powder and add water. Let it boil for 5 min on medium flame. serve Hot with dosa/idli!

Coimbatore Thakkali Kuzhambu recipe:

coimbatore thakkali kuzhambu

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shallots
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 no clove
  • 1 tsp khus khus
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 3-4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp fried gram

seasoning:

  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal

Instructions

  • Heat oil, saute shallots, garlic, Red chilli, curry leaves until shallots turn brown
  • Add fennel seeds, clove, khus khus, cinnamon and mix well
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute until mushy
  • put in grated coconut, salt, fried gram and mix well.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste
  • Heat oil, pop in mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal.
  • pour the ground masala, turmeric powder and add water. Let it boil for 5 min on medium flame. serve Hot with dosa/idli!
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