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Pakoda Kulambu

 Published 2008-Jun-18   Updated 2023-Oct-03

- Submitted by Rani

(Dumpling Curry, Pakodi Curry)

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Pakoda Kulambu is a tantalizing South Indian dish featuring crispy pakodas in a flavorful and aromatic gravy. This unique combination of deep-fried goodness and rich tangy curry promises a delightful culinary experience that's perfect for any occasion.

Recipe For Pakoda Kulambu


For Pakoda

(Ready made pakodas from shops can be used )

  • Chick Pea Flour -1 Cup
  • Onions -1(Cut small lengthwise)
  • Chilli powder -1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1tsp
  • Salt -1 tsp
  • Water - as needed
  • Corn flour - 1/2 tsp.

For Kulambu

Batch - 1
  • Onion - 1
  • Garlic Cloves - 3
  • Curry leaves - 4 leaves
  • Red chilly - 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Batch - 2
  • Tomato - 2 (diced or crushed)
  • Tamrind juice - ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Corrainder powder- 1 tblsp
  • Curry leaves - 4
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Mustard - ¼ tsp
  • Oil - 2 tblsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cilantro/Corriander leaves - for garnish
  • Pakoda Kulambu


  1. Mix all the ingredients for onion pakoda and add water little by little like bajji consistency.
  2. Deep fry the pakodas and put on paper towel.
  3. Take a skillet and heat some oil in it. Now fry all the ingredients from batch-1 in Kolumbu.
  4. Once the aroma starts coming, remove it from fire and let it cool. After it cools, grind everything together with some water to form a 
  5. very fine paste and keep aside.
  6. Now take a clay pot or deep vessel, heat some oil, splutter mustard, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  7. Now add the tamarind juice,Chilly powder, corriander powder, turmeric powder, tomatoes, salt, asafoetida powder along with the 
  8. ground masala and bring it to a boil .
  9. When the kolambu is thicker add the Fried Pakodas ,stir it and switch off.
  10. Garnish with fresh curry leaves, cilantro and split green chilly and serve hot.


  • Add the Fried Pokodas just 5 minutes before serving not to make soggy.

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