Lemon squash

Chinna Vengaya Kuzahmbu (Small Onion Kuzhambu)

Chinna Vengaya Kuzhambu
Have you ever tried this tangy and tasteful small onion kuzhambu?? One of the best dishes to help you on busy days.. You can prepare it in 20 minutes with ingredients that are easily available at home. The interesting recipe follows..

chinna vengaya kuzhambu

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 20 minutes


Small Onion           - 10
Green Chili             - 2
Tamarind                - small lemon size ball
Salt                         - As required
Turmeric Powder    - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds        - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                 - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds     - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves           - few
Oil                            - 1 tbsp

For Masala :

Grated Coconut       - 1/4 cup
Coriander Seeds      - 1/4 tsp (Malli)
Dry Red Chili          - 3
Cumin Seeds            - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)


  • Peel and chop small onions.Slit Green Chili. Dry roast coriander seeds, dry red chili, cumin seeds and grind it with grated coconut adding little water. Extract juice from tamarind.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When its hot, add Mustard seeds, Urad dal and fenugreek seeds to it.
  • When they splutter add chopped onions, slit green chili and curry leaves.
  • Add ground masala after the onions turn translucent.
  • After the raw flavor of masala goes off, add tamarind extract. Add also salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add enough water and cook kuzhambu in low flame till oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Serve it with hot steaming rice and Poriyal of your choice.