Thursday, November 19, 2015

Garlic Curry ( Poondu Kozhumbu )

I used to prepare this recipe as we do it for normal puzhikozhumbu. But my mom used to prepare it a different way and that was so delicious to taste. So I decided to learn that from her and wanna give it a shot. This really tastes good with a peppery touch.


Ingredients :
Garlic - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - small lemon size
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - 6 to 7
Curry leaves - few
Kozhumbu thool or chili powder - 2 tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1 ( chopped roughly )

For Tempering :
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp ( Preferred Gingely oil )
Manathakkali seeds - 5 to 6 ( Optional ) or Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp

Preparation :

  • Heat oil in a pan , add pepper , cumin seeds , shallots and saute them until nice aroma comes. Then add the coconut and just saute for another minute and switch off the flame.
  • Blend them into fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients. Saute them for a minute.
  • Add chopped onion , curry leaves , garlic and saute them until the garlic turns slight brown color.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them for a minute. Add the tamarind juice ( extracted from the tamarind ) and  add red chili powder.
  • Once it comes to a boil , add the ground paste and cook them for 5 mins.
  • Serve hot with white rice.