Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kaara kuzhambu / Puli kuzhambu(without coconut)


Small onions - 10 nos
Garlic - 6 nos
Tamarind - Small lemon size / 3/4 tsp of paste
Tomato - 1/2(chopped)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
sugar/Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
oil - 4 tsp
Curry leaves - few


1. Soak the tamarind in a cup of water for 30 mins, prepare juice and keep it aside. If you use tamarind paste, dissolve the paste in 1 cup of water.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds. wait until it splutters.
3. Add onion, garlic, curry leaves and fry till you see golden brown color in onions.
4. Add chopped tomato and fry till oil gets separated.
5. Add tamarind juice, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera, salt and let it boil until the raw smell of ingredients goes off, approx 15mins.


Wonderful combination with rice, kootu, egg poriyal, pappad. You will eat a hand of rice more than the other days. Thengai thovaiyal is also a best combination for this.