Tamil Nadu Style Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu Recipe-Black eyed Beans & Drumstick Curry
Roasted onion gravy simmered with Black eyed beans and drumstick, flavoured with chettinad spices like cinnamon sticks, cardamom and peppercorns. The black eyed beans are rich in Vitamin A where as drumstick pods helps in building stronger bones and improves digestion and protects against infection. You can serve it along with some hot steamed rice and vendakkai poriyal by the side.
Tamil Nadu Style Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu Recipe-Black eyed Beans and Drumstick Curry is recipe made without coconut as the base. The onions and fennel seeds are roasted well till it becomes golden brown and then ground into a smooth creamy paste which is then simmered with black eyed beans and drumstick.The black eyed beans is a rich source of vitamin A and dietary fibers.
Did you know ? Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are known as moringa in local language is rich in calcium, Iron and vitamins. They are also have properties such purifying the blood, improves digestion and protects against infection.
Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu Recipe can be serve along with Dry Fry Keema Balls (Spicy Chicken Keema Balls) Recipe ,Thakkali Rasam Recipe (South Indian Tomato Rasam) and rice to make it a meal.
If you are looking for more Tamil Nadu Style Recipes here are some:
- 1/2 cup Black Eyed Beans (Lobia) , soaked in water for 2 hours
- 1 Drumstick , cut into 2 inch stripes
- 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
- 4 cloves Garlic , crushed
- 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 2 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- Salt , to taste
- Sunflower Oil , for cooking For onion paste
- 1 Onions , chopped
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
- 2 Dry Red Chilli
How to make Tamil Nadu Style Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu Recipe-Black eyed Beans & Drumstick Curry
We begin making the Tamil Nadu Style Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu Recipe by pressure cooking the karamani (Black eyed beans) and drumstick in the pressure cooker with 1/4 cup water and salt for about 2 whistle.
Release the pressure naturally and keep it aside. Heat a skillet with oil and fry the chopped onions, fennel seeds and dry red chilli till it is golden brown and cool it down. Grind it into a smooth paste.
Heat a kadai, with oil and fry the whole spices (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, whole peppercorns) for few seconds till the aroma comes out. Then add in the pearl onions and garlic, sauté till it is translucent.
Add in the ground paste along with all the spice powders (coriander powder & red chilli powder). Check for salt and you can add 1 cup water and stir well. Add in the cooked beans and drumstick. Stir well and simmer the Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu for at least 15 minutes and serve.
Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Karamani Murungakkai Kuzhambu Recipe can be served along with Dry Fry Keema Balls (Spicy Chicken Keema Balls) Recipe ,Thakkali Rasam Recipe (South Indian Tomato Rasam) and rice to make it a meal.