Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kaaraamani Kuzhambu / Lobia Curry

Recipe Marathon - Lap 7 (Final Lap)

It was just 7 days, and it flew away very fast. I enrolled myself for Nupur's Marathon, as i had many post pending on my draft and also hubby had his Project Delivery Time & was working till mid-night, So i needed some blogging time, to keep me occupied. Iam Glad I enrolled, as i got many new friends from the marathon and got to learn how to allocate time for blogging for the day.
Now I wonder, how 7 days flew so fast....

Coming to Today's Recipe Lobia / Cow Gram Curry / Kaaraamani Kuzhambu.

I don't know why, my hubby fasts on the year end. He fasts till evening and for night, he eats just fruits. so i knew, that iam alone going to eat this curry and thought why not experiment with different flavour's. I added what all caught my eye on my pantry.

Lobia / Cow Gram Curry / Kaaraamani Kuzhambu

You Can't guess, what mystery ingredients i added, just from the look or taste. But all togeather gave a nice taste, that you all should try, thats why iam posting it here.


Cow Gram / Lobia / Kaaraamani - 1 cup (Soaked in water for overnight)
Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 cloves (chopped)

Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp's
Anardana seed's / Dry Pomegranate Seeds - 2tbsp's

Kasuri Methi - 2 tbsp's
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Kuzhambu milagaai thool / Chilli Powder - 2 tsp

Oil - 2tbsp
Mustard - 1-/4 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 8


Heat Oil in a Kadaai or Pan. Add mustard and wait till it splutters. add fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and saute them.

Pressure Cook the Cow Gram / Kaaraamani / Lobia with 1/4 cup water and little salt upto 4 whistle's.

Grind the Grated Coconut and Anardana seeds into a coarse powder and keep aside.

Now Add the Tomato and Garlic. fry them till the tomatoes get mashed.

Now add turmeric powder, Chilli Powder, salt to taste and mix well.

Add the grounded coconut + anardana seed powder to the pan and mix well with the tomatoes.

Add the cooked lobia / kaaraamani to the pan and mix well.

Add 1/2 cup water and kasuri methi, Curry Leaves and salt to taste to the pan and mix well. let the curry boil for 5 minutes in medium flame.

This Curry tasted so Good, the anardana and kasuri methi gave nice taste to the curry.

It tasted excellent with Hot Idli's.

* You can also add tamarind paste to the curry, if you like the tangyness.

Wish You All and Your Family A Very Happy New Year....

New Year Wishes


  1. Hi! I came across your blog thr marathon updates..... Nice blog....
    Wishing you and your family A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year !

  2. Thank U Rujuta..Wish You & ur Family A Very Happy New Year!!!

  3. Congrats Lavi, lobia curry looks fantastic and delicious..

    Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous new year!!

  4. Lovely lobiya gravy!!

    Wish you and Your family Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!

  5. That looks mouthwatering, such a rich color!

  6. Wishing you a Happy new year Lavi, thanks to this marathon I came here..keep in touch.

  7. In Southern US, cooking black eyed peas & greens on New Year's day is considered to bring good luck. Dish looks awesome.
    Wish you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.

  8. As Pavani said, lobia is perfect for New Year's day, it will bring you good luck all year :)

    Thanks so much for being a sporting marathon runner and posting tasty dishes day after day! Wishing you a 2010 filled with good food and happy times.

  9. Black-eyed peas were my favorite growing up ... I would be very excited whenever my mum told me she was making black-eyed curry that day!

    It has been so very lovely getting to know you through this wonderful marathon. I hope to keep dropping in, and sharing many more recipes and stories in this brand new year.

    Wish you a very, very Happy New Year, Lavi!

  10. Hi Lavi,

    I haven't cooked much with anardana -- I love black eyed peas, so will try this recipe soon. Sounds delicious :)

    Wishing you all good things in 2010!

  11. Good one with Karamani.
    Wishing You and Your Family a Happy New Year 2010!

  12. Sounds delicious Lavi; the anardana must be adding so much flavour. Bookmarking right now!

    Have a wonderful 2010; here's to sharing more recipes and good cheer.

  13. Looks yummy! bookmarking this.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


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