Iru puli Kuzhambu Recipe

We are using both butter milk and tamarind to make this kuzhambu and hence its called Iru Puli Kuzhambu. Its a tangy gravy with a mix of spice. This goes very well with Paruppu usuli, roasted potato/vazhakkai, vazhakaai puli kootu. There may be many ways of making iru puli kuzhambu and the one which I used to make regularly is given below. This is a combination of moorkuzhambu and thengai araitha kuzhambu.

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Iru puli Kuzhambu
Iru puli Kuzhambu

Lady's Finger2
Drumstick1 small size
Tamarind1 gooesberry size
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
Butter Milk 1 cup*
Saltfor taste
You can also add Brinjal, Cucumbar, Raw Banana 
* 1 cup = 250 ml

For Grinding
Oil1 teaspoon
Grated coconut1 cup*
Red Chilli8
Fenugeek seeds1/4 teaspoon
*1 cup = 250 ml

For Seasoning
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
Curry leavesfew

  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice and keep it aside

  2. Soak 1 teaspoon of raw rice in water for about 10-15 mins. Chop the vegetables in bigger sizes, wash it and keep it aside. Heat the oil in the pan and add red chilli and fenugreek seeds and fry till the fenugreek seeds becomes red color

  3. Remove the Redchilli, Fenugreet seeds from flame and add it to mixer along with grated coconut and soaked rice and grind all these ingredients to a fine paste

  4. Heat oil in separate pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begins to sputter add curry leaves and add the vegetables 

  5. Add some water and allow the vegetables to cook. When the vegetables especially the drumsticks are cooked (drumstick take long time to cook on the tamarind water, hence we need to cook the drumstick before adding the tamarind water), add the tamarind extract and salt and allow the mixture to boil to to avoid raw smell of tamarind. Finally add the ground spice to the kuzhambu

  6. Also add the butter milk and mix it well and when the mixture starts to boil remove from flame

  7. The mouth-watering iru puli kuzhambu is ready to serve
  8. Iru puli Kuzhambu
    Iru puli Kuzhambu

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