• You can use any type of vegetables( Beans, Peas, Or mixed Veggies, White pumpkin, Dill leaves , Chokothne leaves)
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Red chillies - 5/6
  • Dhania / Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Toor Dal - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1(optional)
  • Water - 2 cups
  1. Grind Red chilllies, Coconut, Dhania, Turmeric Powder , Mustard seeds all together add little bit of water in to the mixer
  2. Wash the toor dal
  3. Keep toor dal in a pressure cooker add tomato, 1 cup water to it
  4. Take a pan add water and add veg's (your choice) cook till done
  5. Add grind masala for the kolamb
  6. Add Toor dal and squeeze tomato
  7. Bring in to a boil for few minutes
  8. Add salt boil for few minutes
Serve with Rice

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Unknown said...

This is the first time i have seen a Kolomb receipe anywher. Looks interesting as i have never eaten it with Tomato before. Have to try it

Soumya said...

Hi Mala,
It is so refreshing to see a 'Hebbar Iyengar' recipe blog. It takes me back to my childhood and my mom's cooking.
Will try out the 'gasagase kanumbdh' this week.

Shweta said...

usually tomato is never added.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@ Shweta

Adding Tomato it gives little bit taste. My entire family and my mom all like to add tomato to the kolambu

Anonymous said...

We never add tomato to kolambu

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@ Sheetal - Tomato is just an optional. My family likes to add tomato. Becoz gives little bit taste.

Unknown said...

Nice to see other Kolambu lovers :). My mother adds a tsp of raw rice when grinding the coconut, gives more texture

Vanamala Hebbar said...


Oh that's nice.. I will give it a try to add raw rice.

meera said...

Yenku Kolumbh rombha favourite, especially with soppsige soppu/dill
adhe kolumbh masala vye thair ku potu..morepuli pandru
Thanks for sharing the recipe, you make everything look so simple!!!!!
Thanking you.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Meera , Morepuli yu ikarna..potikre different name kudthikre .. epodu pandru morepuli i love that:)

Nikhil Iyengar said...

Hi there,

I am sorry. I do not know where you got this recipe from. Kolumbh does not have any tomatoes in it.


Nikhil Iyengar

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I know Nikhil , I already mentioned tomato is just an optional.

Unknown said...

I am passionate of cooking over the weekends. I found your web site very useful to tryout different dishes. Thanks for this wonderful recipes.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@Jayaram tr
Thank you, glad you like the recipes.

- Vanamala

vasuki said...

I and my mom, use asafotida while grinding other items, which gives an awesome aroma, you can try it. We cook groundnut with tuvar dall, it goes well with any colamb veritable.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@ Vasuki
I do sometimes grinding hing with other masala :). Ya for groundnut my patti was used put with dall. But here in my house we don't like it add groundnuts.

TechScribe said...

Good to see some great Hebbar Iyengar recipes. I am going to make Kolambu today

Akhila Barthur said...

Hey this is too good for my quick references. I generally cook only our Iyengar meals. However I haven’t made Kolumb gojj & looking forward to some tips off your blog. Please post the recipe for the same soon

Prasad said...

Nice to see a Hebbar Iyengar cooking site. But tomato in kozhambu? I think I will pass. Great without the timato.

Prasad said...

Yes, rice while grinding gives it a nice smooth texture. Just two tbsp. Another variation is to omit the dhania. When you omit the dhania the taste of mustard is enhanced and mustard is after all, the star of the show,

Vanamala Hebbar said...


Tomato is just an optional. I have mentioned clearly.

vasuki said...

I use pach malka....

Unknown said...

Tomato is optional... without tomato i tried... taste was good... thnk u...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

yes with or without tomato both ways are good. I make both ways
Tomato is just an optional.