Vazhaikai-Karamani Kuzhambu – Country Style

Vazhaikai-Karamani Kuzhambu – Country Style

Green Plantain n Kidney Beans Curry:

Other Names: Raw green plantain and kidney beans in tamarind based curry. Aratikaya Pulusu. Vazhaikai-karamani puli kuzhambu.


Green plantain 1 diced / sliced
Kidney Beans – Seeds 1 cup(soaked overnight)
Pearl Onions chopped 1 cup
Garlic 5-7 cloves – crushed
Tomato 1 small – chopped
Chili powder
Jaggery/brown sugar 1 spoon
Coconut milk 1 small cup
Sesame oil 1 table spoon
Thalippu vadagam
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 1 pinch
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Dry chili 1 minced
Curry leaves few.


Pressure cook kidney-beans, and set aside. Do not discard the water.

In a wide iron wok, heat about 1/2 table spoon of oil.

Add the garlic, onions and keep frying. Now add tomatoes, cover and cook briefly.

Now add salt, turmeric, chili and jaggery. Followed by vegetables…stir-fry briefly. Add cooked beans along with its water. Continue cooking over low to medium heat with lid. Once the curry thickens, add coconut milk and bring this to boil.

In a separate pan, heat oil and add all the tempering spices, wait till they pop and splutter…now run the same over the curry prepared. Yum, right.

Serve warm with plain steamed rice, enjoy:)


16 Responses so far.

  1. sangee vijay says:

    My dad’s fav kuzhambu….I too make this kuzhambu in a similar way…more tempting like to have with rice n appalam…romba naal aachu legume n veg combo kuzhambu vachu..u reminded me thank u:)

  2. Vidhya says:

    Wow I would love to have this tangy curry with green banana and beans.

  3. Subhashini says:

    I got a good option to use green plantain.

  4. Chitra says:

    Mouth watering photo and recipe.
    I make this curry only with kaaramani. I will try it with plantain too. Thank you for the tip. :-)

  5. Raji says:

    Nice kozhumbu Malar..looks very traditional kind.

  6. Sobha Shyam says:

    Sure it looks delicious..healthy..nice recipe..

  7. Prathibha says:

    Never made this combo…looks n sounds interesting!!

  8. good one- looks yum

  9. Reva says:

    This is a very nice combination… will try it out sometime:)

  10. Wow ! great combo and sure bursting with flavors!

  11. ooooooh, yum !!! Very unusual combo, but sounds superb :)

  12. Now Serving says:

    malar, all of your recipes on the first page make me drool, the parruppurudai kozhambu, the dal kadhi and the okras too – this is however was the one I wanted to leave my comment on – LOVE karamani and yours looks uber delicious – nice to catch up after a month’s hiatus! Take care and will be back – hugs, priya

  13. Anonymous says:

    look for cowpeas in red color (that’s karamani /thattapayar) btw.. kidney beans are not karamani, they make a decent substitute but not the real thing.

  14. This looks so flavourful and yummy

  15. great post
    thanks for sharing

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