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mushroom kuzhambu , kaalan kuzhambu recipe

Mushroom kuzhambu / kulambu for idli and dosa. Easy Tamilnadu style Kaalan kuzhambu recipe to be served with idli and dosa.

  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x



For the masala paste

  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 2 green chillies
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 small half inch stick cinnamon
  • 6 cashew nuts

Other Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Gingely oil (Indian sesame oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 onion, chopped (about half a cup)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 200 grams mushroom, chopped
  • juice of half a lime / lemon
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Add in all the masala ingredients to a small mixie jar and grind it to a smooth paste adding half a cup of water. Grind to a fine paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds splutter.
  3. Add in the chopped onions and saute till the onions are soft.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and salt.
  5. Add in half a teaspoon each of coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Fry till the tomatoes are soft.
  6. Add in the chopped mushrooms and the ground paste.
  7. Add in about two cups of water and let it simmer for 15 minutes on a medium flame.
  8. Switch off the flame and add in the lime/lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  9. Serve hot with idli or dosa.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Curry
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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