Chembu Mulagu Curry / Kerala style Arbi Curry


CHEMBU MULAGU CURRY Arbi / Colocacia in spiced gravy prepared in Kerala fish curry style… It tastes very similar to fish curry.. except that fish pieces are replaced with chembu .. Checkout thedetailed recepie below


Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • Chembu /Arbi : 1 n 1/2 cups chopped
  • Onions: 1 sliced
  • Tomatoes: 1 roughly chopped
  • Kudampuli/ pot tamarind: 2 nos.
  • Shallots: 5 to 6
  • Ginger: 1 small piece
  • Garlic: 4 cloves
  • Green chillies: 2 slit
  • Curry leaves: few sprigs
  • Mustard Seed: 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Coconut oil: 4 tbsp


  • Boil the chembu pieces with little salt and turmeric powder. Do not over cook.
  • Heat oil in a wok / Meenchatti . Add mustard seeds,let it splutter. Add fenugreek seeds and toss.
  • Add sliced onions,crushed ginger ,garlic and shallots,curry leaves, green chillies and little salt and saute till onions turn light brown.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well till oil separates.
  • Add a cup of hot water,cover and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add kudampuli/ pot tamarind when it starts boiling.
  • Add boiled chembu pieces and some more water and cover and cook for another 10 mins. Add salt if required.
  • Switch off the flame when done and keep it covered for some time before serving.


Published by purnima92nair

Dentist by profession.. I just love cooking and I try making innovative recepies.. View more posts

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