Channa Kuzhambu | Kondai Kadalai Kulambu | Sundal Kuzhambu

Channa Kuzhambu | Kondai Kadalai Kulambu | Sundal Kuzhambu 

Channa Kuzhambu

This Channa Kuzhambu or Kondai Kadalai Kulambu is a very traditional delicious healthy Tamil Nadu style Kulambu variety gravy made with channa , vegetables of your choice and simmered in

tamarind extract. Sundal Kulambu is another name for this. Channa Kuzhambu can be made with either white or black channa. You can also add any vegetables you want. The recipe has a few variations that vary according to the region of Tamil Nadu. I've posted a simple version that doesn't require any ground masala, but there are other varieties that use a special ground masala made of onion, tomato, spices like jeera, pepper, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, and grated coconut etc..This Kulambu gives lot of quantity so if you want to serve a lot of people this will be ideal and easy recipe to try. Check out how to make this yummy Channa Kuzhambu or Konda Kadalai Kulambu recipe below.

Ingredients -

Channa-1 cup (soaked overnight)

Brinjal-3-4 nos chopped 

Potato-1-2 nos chopped 

Onion-1-2 nos chopped 

Small onions-10-12 nos

Tomato-1-2 nos chopped 

Garlic-10 nos

Tamarind extract-1 cup

Coconut milk-1/2 cup

Sambar powder-5-6 Tsps 

Kashmiri chilli powder-1 Tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 Tsp

Salt to taste

Mustard seeds-1/2 Tsp 

Fenugreek seeds-1/2 Tsp 

Fennel seeds-1 Tsp 

Cumin seeds-1 Tsp 

Curry leaves- few

Jaggery -1 Tsp 

Gingelly oil -2 Tsps 

Recipe Video


👉Wash and soak the channa overnight .

👉Drain the soaked water add 1 1/2- 2 cups fresh water ,turmeric powder,1/4 tsp of salt and cook for 4-5 whistles , switch off the gas and allow the pressure to subside completely. Set aside as such along with the water.

👉Heat oil in kadai add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and allow it to splutter.

👉Add garlic , small onions, onions and sauté well.

👉Next add tomato and sauté well until the tomato turns mushy.

👉Add potato add 1/2 cup water cook covered for 5 mins.

👉Next add brinjal add another 1/4-1/2 cup water and cook covered for 2-4 mins.

👉Add turmeric powder, sambar powder, Kashmiri chilli powder mix well sauté for few seconds.

👉Pour the tamarind extract mix well.

👉Add the water from cooked Channa along with extra 1/2-1 cup water. Boil the Kulambu until raw smell goes and gravy thickens.

👉Add required salt mix well. 

👉Add cooked channa mix well boil for another 5 mins.

👉Add jaggery mix well .

👉Finally add the coconut milk boil for 2 minutes and then switch off the gas.

👉Serve hot with rice.

Preparation Time 30 mins


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