Poondu Kuzhambu, a spicy and tasty kuzhambu which is very good with hot steaming rice with a spoon of gingelly oil. This poondu kuzhambu is a very good side dish for Oothappam. Very simple to concoct and great dish for spice lovers. 

Poondu Kuzhambu
Poondu Kuzhambu

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Servings4

Ingredients:
Tamarind1 small lemon size
Onion1
Tomato1
Garlic Pod2 (atleast 20 garlic cloves)
SaltTo taste
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
Coriander Powder1 tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder2 teaspoon
Coarse Pepper Powder1 teaspoon


For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Thur dal1 teaspoon
Fenugeek seeds1/2 teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew
Red Chilli 1

Poondu Kuzhambu
Poondu Kuzhambu

Method:
  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.

  2. Finely chop the onions, tomatoes. Peel the garlic skin and if they are big, chop them into two. Once we are ready with all ingredients, heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add thur dal, fenugeek seeds, broken red chilli and fry till the thur dal changes its colour to golden brown colour. Then add curry leaves and stir fry for a second

  3. Then, add chopped onions and garlic along with a pinch of salt and saute them till the onions becomes transparent. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute them till they get completely cooked and becomes mushy

  4. Add tamarind extract and salt and allow it to boil for 5 minutes to get rid off raw smell of tamarind juice. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder and coriander powder and mix well and keep the flame low and allow the kuzhambu to boil for another 10 minutes. Finally we would get a sightly thick consistency of kuzhambu and we can remove kuzhambu from flame

  5. Our yummy and spicy Poondu Kuzhambu is now ready to serve with hot steaming rice or yummy Oothappam!
  6. Poondu Kuzhambu
    Poondu Kuzhambu

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  1. when should we put garlic? not written about it

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    1. Hi, Please refer step 3. I did mention about adding Garlic along with Onion. Thanks.

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  2. 1. How long tamarind needs to be soaked before extracting and
    2. How much water needs to be added to extract 1 small lemon size tamarind (because each time consistency gets messed up due to excess water)

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    1. 1. You may need to soak for atleast 10 minutes. If the tamarind is hard and dry then soak it in hot water.
      2. You can soak it in about 50 ml of water. After extracting the juice, if you feel that there are juices still to be extracted from tamarind, then you can add another 50 ml and extract the remaining juice.

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