Poondu Kuzhambu / Garlic gravy

by - May 13, 2011


Ingredients:

Garlic pods - 10 nos
Onion - 1 (medium)
Tomato - 1(medium)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry powder - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
(OR) Red chilli powder - 1 tsp  or to taste & Corainder powder - 11/2 tsp or to taste
Tamarind  juice - 1/4 cup prepared from gooseberry size tamarind.
Water - 1 ~ 11/2cup or as required
Salt - To taste


For Seasoning:

Gingelly Oil / Sesame Oil or any cooking oil - 2tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Split urad dhal - 1/8 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/8 tsp
Red chili powder - 2 nos
Curry leaves - As required
Garlic pods - 5 nos (crushed)

Method:

  • Heat Oil in a pan in medium heat, add Mustard seed, let it splutter & then add remaining seasoning ingredients as listed.
  • Saute For a minute, then add chopped Onion & garlic pods. Add little salt to speed up the cooking process.
  • Cook Onion & garlic until onion turns to glossy, then add chopped tomatoes.
  • Saute it for a minutes & cover the pan, Cook tomatoes till it become soft. stir in between.
  • Add Curry powder, Turmeric powder and salt, Mix well so that masala powder incorporates with onion, garlic mixture. 
  • When Oil separates  from the mixture, add tamarind juice along with the 11/2 cups of water & mixwell.
  • Adjust salt & spice to taste, Allow the gravy to boil in low heat for 10 ~15 minutes or cook till gravy reaches required consistency.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

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17 comments

  1. Drooling .. I love garlic kuzhambu ..

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  2. Healthy and flavorful curry... My mom makes this often

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  3. Love the glaze and flavours of the kozhumbu..this would pair perfect with curd rice.

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  4. wow....
    looks perfect and tempting dear...
    nice clicks :)

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  5. looks tempting and colorful!

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  6. Drool worthy kuzhambu,love garlic flavor,this recipe is awesome.

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  7. Slurpppppppppp!!!!mouthwatering here..

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  8. Looks fantastic ~ I could devour it all in no time :))
    US Masala

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  9. wow, very new recipe, sounds delicious and healthy. I love garlic in almost everything :)

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  10. My hubby and son would devour this--they love anything garlic!! Looks scrumptious!

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  11. Really Super saras..Could feel the spicyness through the snap..Yummy.
    Vidhya

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  12. Came out truly great! Only difference, I added toor dhal instead of urad dhal for the tempering :-) thanks for sharing

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  13. Colourful and delicious kulambu and also tell the onion and tomotto and tamarind in grams

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  14. Instead of curry powder can I add sambar powder....else 250grams means how many table spoon can u pls tell me

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