Aug 17, 2016

Poondu Puli Kuzhambu Recipe - Garlic Kuzhambu Recipe

Poondu puli kuzhambu is a staple dish in our house. I love it so much, that it takes places atleast once in our weekly lunch. This method is super easy to make but taste really delicious.

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This kuzhambu is little spicy, sweet and tangy which is perfect when mixed with hot rice and had with any dry sidedish like poriyal or thoran on the side.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4


Gingelly Oil - 4 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Garlic - 20 cloves peeled
Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry size
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1.5 tblspn
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Water as needed


Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins. squeeze and extract all the juice and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard, fenugreek and curry leaves. Mix well.

Add in garlic and fry for couple of mins.

Add in tamarind water, all spice powders, salt and jaggery and mix well. Bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 15 mins.

Now serve with rice.

heat oil in a pan

add mustard

add fenugreek seeds

add curry leaves

add garlic

fry for a min

add in tamarind water

mix well

add chilli powder

coriander powder

turmeric powder

add salt

some jaggery

bring it to a boil

now simmer this till oil separates



  1. Aarthi, pls bring back the search bar, it was very useful to find the recipe i'm looking for as you have sooo many recipes. why did you remove it?

  2. I'm from Delhi married in South. My family loves South Indian cuisine and yours is my go to website for recipes. So many tried and not a single failure. Thank you

  3. Aarthiji, Plz can u post how to extract perfect tangy tamarind juice...Im not getting right..water combination mean volume..

  4. i love this dish... u have a good blog KEEP IT UP!


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