Back home, mom makes poondu kuzhambu in a different way.She used to make fresh masala, and no tomatoes. Am so lazy to do all those things..hence, I feel this version is easy and comfortable.There is no compromise in the taste,this kuzhambu is a perfect match for idli and dosa too!
Garlic -25 cloves
MTR Madras Sambar powder-1 teaspoon
Few curry leaves
Peel the onions and garlic, chop them into thin slices. Chop the green chillies and tomato.
Heat oil in a pan, make the tempering with mustard seeds. Then add the chopped garlic,onion,green chilli and sauté them for 2-3 minutes, add the tomatoes and cook them for a while.
Add the tamarind juice,chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt.
Once the raw smell of the tamarind has gone, and the gravy started boiling, add the coconut paste and enough water.
Add the sambar powder after 5 minutes.
After adding the sambar powder, cook the gravy on low flame till the oil oozes out.
Poondu kuzhambu is ready to serve. This goes well with rice-idli-dosa.
Super Bloom, 2017
2 weeks ago