Traditional Drumstick Poricha Kuzhambu

Traditional Drumstick Poricha Kuzhambu 

Traditional Drumstick Poricha Kuzhambu

Drumstick Poricha Kuzhambu is a very traditional and simple Tamil Nadu style Kuzhambu variety made with moong dal and drumsticks.
This is a very common and traditional kuzhambu cooked by pillai and mudaliyar community in down south of Tamil Nadu (especially in Tanjore side).
The speciality of this recipe is the vengaya thalippu vadagam which is used for tempering and more over we don’t add tamarind extract to this Kulambu.Its a very simple dish and can be prepared in a jiffy.Check out how to make this delicious drumstick Poricha Kuzhambu recipe below.


Green gram dhal(passi paruppu)-1/2 cup
Drumstick-1 chopped
Garlic -5 cloves chopped
Vengaya thalippu vadagam-1/2 piece
Sambar powder -2 tsps
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste 
Oil -1 tsp
Curry leaves a few
Asafetida a pinch


👉Cook the dhal with turmeric powder and asafetida and required water in a pressure cooker for five whistles and mash the dal well ,set aside .
👉Next cook the drumsticks and garlic together for 1 whistle set aside.
👉Heat oil in a kadai add the vengaya thalippu vadagam fry for few seconds then pour the cooked dhal ,drumstick, garlic, sambar powder and salt mix well.
👉Add very little water and bring it to a boil and immediately remove from fire.serve hot.

Preparation time -15 mins


✍️You can add any country vegetables of your choice .
✍️Vengaya thalippu vadagam is also called kuzhambu vadagam and is available in all supermarkets..I have posted its picture below .

✍️In this Kulambu recipe we don't use tamarind extract.

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