Seeralan Kari Kuzhambu
Aug. 14, 2015, 6:36 p.m.

Seeralan Kari Kuzhambu|www.foodieadamcookieeve.comHow to make Seeralan Kari Kuzhambu - Seeralan Kari Kuzhambu is one of the lost and found recipes of Tamil Nadu. An effort taking curry, but it is totally rich in nutrients that makes all the efforts worth it. Seeralan Kari Kuzhambu is nothing but vadas or fried patties of green gram dal are served in a tangy spicy gravy. Toor dal/channa dal can also be used, I prefer green gram. The curry when served on a hot bed of rice with a dollop of ghee, will definitely be a pleaser. Do try it out and let me know your feedback :)Thanks to Sukanya mom for sharing the recipe :) I had presented this dish for the  program rasika rusika in puthuyugam tv, wherein I share nostalgic recipes or Kaalathal maranthu pona samayal ( forgotten recipes ) every tuesday.

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Serves : 2 to 3 Adults Cooking time : 45 mins


For green gram vadas

1/2 cup skinned green gram or pachapayaru

jeera seeds 1 tspn

finely chopped small onions or shallots - 8

Dried red chilly - 2

ginger - 1/2 inch

curryleaves few

salt 1/4 tspn

To roast and grind

small onions 10

curryleaves few

dried red chillies 3

jeera seeds 1/2 tspn 

fenugreek 1/4 tspn

coriander seeds 1/2 tspn

dessicated coconut 1/4 cup

coriander powder 2 1/2 tspn

sesame oil 1 tspn

For seasoning

mustard seeds 1/2 tspn

urad dal 1/2 tspn


curry leaves

small onions chopped 5

tamarind extract 3 tbspn



Step 1 - Roast green gram dal until they turn brown and leave out nice aroma.

Step 2 - Soak the roasted dal for half an hour.

Step 3 - To the soaked roasted dal and the ingredients under "For green gram vadas" section and make a coarse and thick paste. The paste should be flexible to make vadas or patties. Please ensure not to make it into a pouring or runny consistency.

Step 4 - Dry roast and grind into a fine masala paste, the ingredients under 'To roast and grind' section


Step 5 - Now make vadas with the paste and steam them in a idli cooker for 10 mins in a medium flame.

Step 6 - Let the vadas cool down and cut them into 4 pieces. Shallow fry them in a oil or tawa fry them. Keep them aside.

Step 7 - Meanwhile, heat another kadai to make the gravy. Add gingelly oil. Once the oil is hot, add all ingredients except tamarind extract under "For seasoning" section.

Step 8 - Add the ground masala paste from step 4. Saute for a min in medium flame.

Step 9 - Add the tamarind extract and allow the curry to boil in medium flame for ten mins.

Step 10 - Finally add the fried moong dal vadas and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice and a nice dollop of ghee :)

Please do try out this healthy delicious Seeralan Kari Kuzhambu and let me know your comments. Your comments help me grow. You can reach out for any doubts via mail or FB msg. Also, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page :)

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