Easy Chettinad Poondu Kuzhambu Recipe
Recipe type: lunch
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Easy Chettinad Poondu Kuzhambu Recipe / Galic kulambu is a yummy and tangy kuzhambu (stew) made with garlic, tamarind and other spices. It goes well with white rice and kootu.
  • To roast and grind
  • 2 tsp of oil
  • ¼ tsp of fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp of black peppercorns
  • 16 garlic cloves
  • curry leaves (handful)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato (big)
  • 1.5 tbsp of coconut (grated)
  • Salt to taste
  • Other ingredients
  • 3 tsp of coriander powder
  • ½ tsp of red chilly powder
  • ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp of jaggery
  • Gooseberry size tamarind
  • To temper
  • 3 Tsp of gingelly oil
  • 1 red chilly
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Few curry leaves
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 5 small onions
  1. Heat a pan, add all "to roast and grind" ingredients, fry till it changes colour and aroma comes out. Transfer this to a plate and allow it to cool.
  2. After that, transfer all the ingredients to a blender (mixie), grind it to a smooth paste along with water.
  3. Soak the tamarind in water for 10 mins. Squeeze out the juice from it and keep it aside.
  4. Heat a pan with oil, add red chilly, mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida after mustard seeds pops out, add garlic and small onions, fry till it changes to golden colour.
  5. Add coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder. Saute this for another one min.
  6. Add ground paste to the masala, fry this for a min.
  7. Add tamarind juice and salt to it, allow it boil for 10 mins until raw smell goes off.
  8. Finally add jaggery, mix well. Cook it for another 2 mins and turn it off.
  9. Yummy chettinad style kulambu is ready to eat with white rice and ghee.
Adjust the amount of spicy taste according to your taste buds.
If you don't like jaggery, add sugar. Adding jaggery or sugar balances all the flavors and you will get tasty kuzhambu.
Recipe by FoodyBuddy at https://foodybuddy.net/2016/07/21/easy-chettinad-poondu-kuzhambu-recipe.html