Masala Kuzhambu. (Without Tamarind)


Radish and the name itself makes me shrink as i dislike the pungent odour. But my daughter likes  it in sambhar  so i i do this whenever we get the  tender Radish in the market. After marriage on my Hubby’s request i used to make Thuvaiyal with those leaves too. So now the problem about radish is resolved . So i search for recipes to include Radish . Like parathas, curry , raitha one more recipe which attracted me is Masala Kuzhambu which i found in Sharmis passion. As i was damn sure that her recipe will be definitely good i thought of making it and it was a hit in my house. Finger licking good. Now for the recipe.


White Radish -2 (cut into small  round pieces)

Red Chilli Powder -1 tsp

Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves – 1 tsp

Salt Oil.

To Grind:

Coconut -1 /2 cup

Fennel seeds -1 tsp

Big Onion -1

Tomato -1

To temper:

Bay Leaf  -1

Fennel Seeds  -1 Tsp

Small Onion – a handful

Garlic – 4 to 5 flakes

Cinnamon -1 /4 inch piece

Curry Leaves – few


1. Heat oil in a kadai and add , fennel seeds . Then add Onion and  fry well. Add tomatoes and fry till it turns mushy.Finally and coconut and give a quick turn.

2. When cool grind this well . You can add little water.

3. In another heavy bottom vessel add oil . When oil becomes hot, add fennel seeds and when it splutters add bayleaf , cinnamon. Then add onion , tomato and fry well. Then finally add White radish and saute well.

4.Add water may be 2 cups to this and add red chilli powder and coriander powder and simmer the  gas . When the radish gets cooked add the ground paste and salt and simmer  for a while.

5.When it thickens add coriander leaves , check for salt and switch off the  stove.

6.Serve hot with rice. Tastes Yummy!


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