Tomatillo peanut kuzhambu

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1/2 cup toor dal

1/3 cup raw peanuts with skin

1 onion sliced

5-6 medium tomatillos, sliced into half moons

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

salt to taste

cilantro, for garnish

For paste:

5 red chillies

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 tablepsoons urad dal

2 tablepsoons channa dal

1/4 cup grated coconut


  • Pressure cook the toor dal along with the peanuts(you dont have to soak either of these beforehand) with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
  • Let the steam release. Meanwhile dry roast all the ingredients for the paste in a pan over medium heat. Let cool and grind into a paste.
  • To the dal and peanut mixture, add the sliced onion and the tomatillo along with the spice paste. Rinse the blender jar and add the water to the dal mixture.
  • Add the turmeric powder and salt. Cover and let it come to a boil. Cook until the tomatillo and onion turn soft and the kuzhambu comes together.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.


Tomatillo Peanut Kuzhambu, photo 1
Tomatillo Peanut Kuzhambu, photo 2


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