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Thillais: Vegetable Kuzhambu Masala


  • Kuzhambu is simple soul food from Tamilnadu and is known by several names such as Kara kuzhambu and pulikuzhambu.
  • The kuzhambu masala powder is a versatile blend that can be used to make a wide variety of vegetable curries that are popular across Tamilnadu.
  • Common vegetables like brinjal, okra, beans, raw banana, root vegetables and gourd varieties along with a little tamarind purée can be used to make this all-time favourite.


about-thillai's SAMBAR POWDER

Sambar is the quintessential dish from the south of India. The sambar is a staple in most homes and restaurants and enjoyed morning, noon and night. There are several varieties of sambar masala just in the choice of ingredients that go into making the sambar masala. The sambar masala from Karnataka is sweetish and has a bright red colour while the sambar masala from Tamilandu is orangish and uses the gundu chilli to flavour the sambar masala along with asafoetida. The Kerala style sambar masala on the other hand uses Byadgi chillies and is high on asafoetida.

The variations in making the sambar depend on the choice of vegetables and also if it is sambar meant for a Thali meal or for idlis and dosas

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about-thillai's SAMBAR POWDER

Sambar is the quintessential dish from the south of India. The sambar is a staple in most homes and restaurants and enjoyed morning, noon and night. There are several varieties of sambar masala just in the choice of ingredients that go into making the sambar masala. The sambar masala from Karnataka is sweetish and has a bright red colour while the sambar masala from Tamilandu is orangish and uses the gundu chilli to flavour the sambar masala along with asafoetida. The Kerala style sambar masala on the other hand uses Byadgi chillies and is high on asafoetida.

The variations in making the sambar depend on the choice of vegetables and also if it is sambar meant for a Thali meal or for idlis and dosas

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about-thillai's CURRY POWDER

Curries are probably our biggest gift to global cuisine. However, the range of curries available in India are too difficult to enumerate as each state has several variations and varieties, consistencies, veg, non veg, dal based and the various accompaniments that go well with different kinds of curries.

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about-thillai's PULIKULAMBU MILAGAI POWDER

Pulikuzambu masala is a mix of spcices that helps make a single vegetable curry such as brinjal, okra, beans etc.The spice mix is added to vegetables along with onions and a souring agent which is usually tamarind. Pulikuzambu is simple soul food from the southern districts of Tamilnadu and is usually a lunch time curry served with rice.

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about-thillai's PULIKULAMBU MILAGAI POWDER

Pulikuzambu masala is a mix of spcices that helps make a single vegetable curry such as brinjal, okra, beans etc.The spice mix is added to vegetables along with onions and a souring agent which is usually tamarind. Pulikuzambu is simple soul food from the southern districts of Tamilnadu and is usually a lunch time curry served with rice.

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about-thillai's EASY BIRYANI MIX

The mention of the word brings a smile on everybody’s face. An indulgent meal that leaves people feeling guilty but always wanting more. Biryani’s have moved from being expensive and pricey to food that is quick and nutritious and can be served as a business lunch or as convenient takeaway meal at a very reasonable price.

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about-thillai's EASY KARAIKUDI MILAGU RASAM

Rasam is essentially pepper water. Rasam masala is combination of spices with dominant notes of pepper and cumin. Rasam is an essential part of the South Indian Thali and best enjoyed with hot rice. There several versions of rasam such as tomato rasam and garlic rasam. There is also a chicken rasam.

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about-thillai's GARAM MASALA

The term garam masala can be misleading if you understood garam to be hot. Garam masala generally refers to a combination of aromatic spices that are ground together. This may include cumin, fennel, green or black cardamom, bay leaves, star anise cloves, mace and nutmeg. The combinations are endless and each spice brand has their own versions. There are also variations by region. There are also verions called as super garam masala which contain chilli powder making the entire garam masala hot.

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