September 25, 2012

Poondu Kathirikkai Puli Kulambu / Garlic and Brinjal In Tamarind Sauce

Dear friends,

Todays menu is garlic in tamarind sauce.You all know about the medicinal values of garlic.Its rich in iron and contains lots of vitamins in it.And its so good for feeding mothers.I already posted poodu puli kulambu to check CLICK HERE .In this recipe I added brinjal , You can prepare this using ladies finger / okra too.I like to use sesame oil for poondu kulambu not only because of its added flavour to the gravy but also for its  health  benefits.You can use any type of cooking oil. This is one of our weekly menu and also a wonderful  lunch box item.I love this kulambu and hope you too will….Now off to the preparation…

Poondu puli kulambu




Onion – 1 chopped

Tomato – 2 chopped

Garlic cloves – 10 – 12 in nos.

Brinjal  - 2 (long in size)

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

Sambar powder – 1 tsp

Coconut – 1/2 cup shredded

Tamarind  - a small lemon sized

Salt to taste


For Tempering


Sesame oil – 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal / Ulunthamparuppu – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds / Venthayam – 1/4 tsp

Dried turkey berry / Sundakkai vathal – 2 tsp ( Optional )

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Asafoetida / Perungaya thool / Hing – a generous pinch


Grind the coconut into a fine paste.

Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice.




Grab the necessary ingredients.


Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the ingredients given under tempering one by one and fry for a min. Take care not to burn them.




Add the garlic cloves and fry till colour change.


Add the onions and turmeric powder and mix well and keep in medium flame fry till transparent


100_2209 100_2210


100_2211 100_2212


Now add the tomatoes and fry till mushy.


100_2213 100_2214


Cut the brinjals and blanch them in water till use .Now add the brinjals and fry for few mins or till colour change.


100_2216 100_2217


Add the sambar powder and give it a mix.


100_2218 100_2219


Add the coconut paste and tamarind extract with two cups of water.


100_2220 100_2221


Add the required salt and allow to boil.




After 5 mis reduce to medium flame and cook till brinjal is done and the raw flavour of the masala goes off and  oil leaves from the sides.




Now enjoy the curry with steamed rice.I served with keerai poriyal and scrambled egg.



Notes :

I used home made sambar powder ( will update soon ).If you are not using sambar powder ,no worries, you can add 1 tsp chilli powder and 2 tsp coriander powder…This too tastes great….




         Linking this to Spicy treats and Anu’s Event



Taste of the Tropics Logo




            Linking this to Nivedhanams and chef Mireilles page


Meena B said...

this looks really good
i dont like brinjal much but in this gravy i wud not mind with hot rice

Join my first event -- Be My guest

Ramya said...

What a spicy and flavourful dish! Great combo with rice!

Shailaja Reddy said...

Delicious gravy.

Shabbu said...

Tempting recipe..perfect with rice..
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy and inviting

Beena.stephy said...


Priya Satheesh said...

yummy...I can feel the aroma...I used to prepare the same way!!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

healthy and yummy curry.
- Meg's Delicious Adventures

Divya Pramil said...

Love this Kulambu with appalams My hubby's fav too :) Good one dear :)
Inviting You To Join In The South Vs North Challenge
You Too Can Cook - Indian Food Recipes

DivyaGCP said...

Tempting delicious and tangy curry.. Love it..


i love the way u added the sundaikai :) its nicely bring the aroma

Anonymous said...

yummy....very nice step by step pictures...

Suja Manoj said...

Spicy delicious kulambu,perfect with rice

faseela said...

Yummy n tangy curry

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Simply superb!!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Delicious...the lunch plate looks very inviting

Nisha said...

One of my fav tamil preparation

R.Punitha said...

Hi Tamil ,

Thank you for your visit and your wonderful comment Dear...

You are having a fantastic space here..

Recipes are looks too good and perfect Tamil :)

Really i enjoyed your blog and curry looks AAAwesome !!!

Keep on Tamil and keep in touch...


Anonymous said...

very flavourable kolambu and thanks for joining us... following u...

Ongoin event
Let's party - Prasadam Special

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...


Thanks for linking this lovely kuzhambu!!! Looking for more yummy entries!!

Ongoing Event - Coconut
Ongoing Event - Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - Combo Meals

Priya said...

Yumm, such a fabulous and super flavourful fingerlicking kuzhambu..

Asmath Nawaz said...

Thanks for being to my space and following....nice space u have....happy blogging...new recipes to try...following you too...

Shobha said...

I love this spicy and tangy kuzhambu..

Suryaprabha said...

Tangy curry looks absolutely delicious!!


srividhya Ravikumar said...

lovely combo..

Priti S said...

oh my ...that's looks so gud ...how I wish I can have it ....

PT said...

mouthwatery curry..

divya said...

It's finger licking delicious & tempting.. u have wonderful blogs....

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious kuzhambu. Please visit my blog to know about an event and giveaway

Swasthi said...

liked the way you presented. looks delicious!

SirisFood said...

An award waiting for you at my space.

Grab your award

Latest Step by Step Recipe-Murg Malai Kabab | Chicken Kababs

Satya said...

wow delicious curry...this is my first visit to ur space..happy to follow u

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kalyan said...

looks so fresh, inviting & delicious...mouthwatering!

kitchen queen said...

Hi delicious and finger licking poondu kuzhambu. U have a nice blog.Do visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

meigancam01 said...

Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.

viji said...

Thank you so much for the receipe. I am going to try this today.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...