Thiruvathirai Thalagam Kulambu | Ezhu Kari Kootu

Thiruvathirai Thalagam Kulambu | Ezhu Kari Kootu

Thiruvathirai Thalagam kulambu / Ezhu kari kootu

Thiruvathirai thalagam kulambu or Ezhu kari Kootu is a traditional recipe from Tirunelveli.It is made during the auspicious function of Arudra darisanam, which is celebrated for Lord Shiva during the Tamil month Margazhi on thiruvathirai natchathiram. This kulambu ( gravy ) is made along with "Thiruvathirai kali" and offered to Lord Shiva.In this kulambu 7  varieties of country vegetables are used like brinjal,potato,parankikai(yellow pumpkin),poosanikkai(white pumpkin),avarakai(broad beans), vazhakkai ( raw plantain) and yam along with mochai kottai (lima beans) ,thus it is also called ezhu(7) kari kootu. This kulambu is also made during pongal festival. Learn how to make this traditional yummy thiruvathirai thalagam kulambu or Ezhu kari kootu recipe below.


Mixed vegetables-2 cups diced to medium sized cubes(Brinjal, potato,parankikai,poosanikkai,avarakkai, raw plantain, yam)
Mochai kai ( lima beans)-1/2 cup
Tamarind extract-from lemon sized tamarind
Toor dhal-1 cup cooked and mashed
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
Jaggery -1 tsp optional
Curry leaves few
Coconut oil-2 tsps

Grind Together-(Roast in coconut oil and grind to paste)

Toor dhal-2 tsps
Urud dhal-2 tsps
Bengal gram dhal-2 tsps
Raw rice- 1 tsp
Red chillies -8 nos
Dhaniya seeds -1 tsp optional
Grated coconut-1/2 cup

Dry roast separately and add finally to the above ingredients-

Sesame seeds-1 tsp


👉Cook the vegetables in pressure cooker for 3 whistles set aside along with the water.

👉Cook the mochai kai for 3 whistles set aside.

👉Cook the dhal and mash it.

👉Grind the ingredients given under grinding to coarse paste after roasting in coconut oil .set aside.

👉Heat coconut oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, asafetida and allow it to crackle.

👉Add the cooked dhal,paste, tamarind extract and vegetable water, cook well until raw smell goes.

👉Add the cooked vegetables ,cooked mochaikai,salt and mix everything well and allow it to boil for 5 mins.

👉Finally add jaggery mix well.

👉Garnish and serve hot.

Preparation Time -30 mins
Serves -4-6 

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