Pachai Payaru Kuzhambu

Pachai Payaru Kuzhambu

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KuzhambuCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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This Pachai Payaru Kuzhambu is usually served with hot rice.


  • Green Gram (Pachai Payaru) – ½ cup

  • Tamarind – A big gooseberry size

  • Sambar Powder – 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Tomato – 1

  • Sambar Onion – 10 to 15

  • Garlic flakes – 2 to 3 (small size)

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Soak green gram in water for about 5 to 6 hours or over night. Wash well and put it in a pressure cooker. Add one cup water along with a pinch of salt and cook for two to three whistles.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice and make two cups of tamarind juice by adding enough water.
  • Chop onion, garlic and tomato into small pieces.
  • In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add fenugreek, asafoetida and slightly fry. Then add chopped onion, garlic flakes and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds.
  • Add tomato pieces and fry till it mashed well. Then add tamarind water along with sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir well.
  • Allow to boil. When it starts boiling add the cooked green gram slightly mashed and again allow to boil for few more minutes.


  1. பச்சை பயறு குழம்பு தேங்காய் மட்ரும் பெருஞ்சீரகம் அரைத்து விடுதல் நன்றக இருக்கும் ….

    • Hi Sorna,

      உண்மை. ஆனால் பெருஞ்சீரகம் போன்ற மசாலா வாசனையை குழம்பில் விரும்பாவதவர்கள் இப்படி செய்து சாப்பிடலாம்.

  2. im always checking ur site for new dishes and im trying some gravies too…tel how to prepare a mushroom rice..

  3. Thanks a ton mam. i used to dry roast thattapayiru and immediately boil it and will make kuzhambu. can i do it as the same or I have to soak it for 6 hours.

  4. thank u a diiferent sambar really

  5. Thanks mam, will try tomorow and will get back to you. Another request mam, can u pls post any vegetable sandwich recipe pls ?

  6. hello mam your dishes are very easy to follow and i tried your maida halwa and it came very tasty i want a dish (easy sambar ) to idly or where i can found it in your list

  7. hello mam, i have tried this kuzhambu today but without garlic Taste is good and its like a pulikuzhambu and we can also use for idli,dosai and chapati etc i think . can we add jaggary to this

  8. This is the favourite dish for my family – pachaipayiru kulambu … Thanks maam

  9. Thank you mam………tried this today..really very awesome and healthy recipe…….can u plz suggest if we can add some vegetables also with this?..

  10. Hi Ma’am,

    i tried this kuzhambu yesterday…it came out superb…i shared it with my neighbors too, everybody liked it…thank u for this recipe..:)

  11. Selvakumari Prakash

    Hi Mam,

    I tried your pachai payiru recipe its very gud… thanks for the recipe

  12. I tried it. very nice and easy too thank you

  13. nedunchezhian

    hello mam, i am working at saudi arabia .i havent any canteen facilities. i am cooking myself. i dont know cooking also.i search lot of block about cooking. but its very difficult to cook and take long time to cook. its not well like us. but now i am cooking verywell in a simple easy methods within short period . thanks for for your post.thanks a lot. its very useful for me and like my friends.

  14. I tried the recepie. It came really well. I added 3 green chillies to the dish while frying onions. I pressure cooked the payaru atlast after adding onions,tomatoes mix.

  15. Shamil Razack

    Very good. But they say Tamarind is NOT good for health. Can we use Lime to get sour taste? Can I try?

    • Thank you for writing. We, South Indians, use tamarind in most of our dishes. Nothing to worry. However, anything in excess may cause some problems. In fact,Tamarind contains certain health benefiting essential volatile chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

      If you do not like tamarind, then try with lemon juice.

  16. We can also smash slightlyt the green gram after the cooking process will be over. It will give more taste.

  17. Madam,
    No need to soak payaru overnight.dry roast till aroma appears and cook.It enhances taste also.My grandma use to prepare payaru thoran and curry using coconut by roasting.

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