Puli kulambu is one of our family favorite and amma makes it more than twice in a week. Each time she uses different vegetables to make puli kulambu. Sometimes she makes with drumsticks, sometimes with onions alone, sometimes with onions and garlic..The flavours of this varies each time according to the vegetables.
I love to add lots of garlic in my kulambu. Specially if you have those big fat chinese garlic, it taste so good. The garlic gets cooked and absorbs all juices from the gravy and taste divine.
I made this gravy yesterday along with drumstick leaves thoran and colocasia roast masala for lunch..It was a pretty good meal..So here you go to the step by step recipe with pictures.
Brinjal – 2 large chopped
Garlic – 10 pods
Tamarind – 1 small lime size( I used 1 tblspn of tamarind puree)
Chilli Powder-2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli – 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery – 1 tsp
Oil- 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Heat oil in a kadai..Add onions and tomatoes and mix well.
Add garlic and mix well. Cook everything for 5 mins.
Now add turmeric, chilli and coriander powder and mix well.Season with salt and sugar.
Now add brinjals and mix well so that everything gets coated with the masala.
Pour some water so that it forms a gravy. Add tamarind paste and mix well.
Bring this to a boil and simmer for 15-20 mins untill everything is cooked and the gravy gets little thicker.
Now make Seasoning by heating oil and crackling mustard and curry leaves.
Pour this over the gravy and mix well.
Serve hot with rice.
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|Take all your ingrediants|
|Prepare your veggies|
|saute onions in oil|
|till it gets translucent|
|add tomatoes and mix well|
|add in garlic cloves as well|
|add turmeric powder|
|now goes chilli & coriander powder|
|season this with salt and sugar|
|mix everything well|
|add brinjal in this|
|give it a stir|
|pour some water|
|and your tamarind paste|
|bring this to a boil|
|simmer untill everything is cooked and gravy gets little thicker|
|make seasoning and pour over the gravy|
|enjoy with rice|