Sep 4, 2014

Pulikuzhambu Recipe

            Pulikuzhambu is a tangy and spicy tamarind sauce with some veggies.This recipe is a traditional kuzhambu which is prepared oftenly in ancient days.Tamarinds are typically sweet and sour in flavour,they tend to become sweeter as they ripen.These are used in candies,chutneys,jams,desserts.In addition to its high energy and fibre content,tamarind is a great source of B-vitamins and minerals. It stands best with rice,idly and dosatoo....


Puli Kuzhambu Recipe :
Thats it : Seeding – Cook Veggies – add Coconut paste
Cooking Time : 40 mins    
Serves : 2 persons

Ingredients:
                 
Gingelly Oil
2 tbsp
Mustard
1tsp
Urad dhal
½ tsp
Cumin seed
½ tsp
Fenugreek seed
¼ tsp
Red chilli
2
Asafoetida
¼ tsp
Small onion shallots
8
Curry Leaves
1 sprig
Drumstick
2
Brinjal
2
Tomato
½ Big
Tamarind
1 lemon size
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Sambar powder
2 tbsp
Coconut paste
¼ Cup
Jaggery
1tsp
Salt
1 ½ tsp

Procedure:
·        # Soak tamarind in a Cup of water for 15 mins
·       #  Cut drumstick, brinjal ,onion lengthwise
·       #  Grind Coconut as a paste



1.Heat pan ,add oil ,after oil gets hot add mustard,after it splutters,add urad dhal,cumin seed,fenugreek,red chilli,asafoetida,curry leaves then add garlic,after it browns add onion.Fry till onion gets brown.

 2.Add tomato,turmeric powder,veggies and fry for 3 mins.Add 1Cup water,close the lid and cook veggies till it become soft.


3.Add tamarind water,sambar powder and boil for 3 mins till raw smell goes.


 4.Add coconut paste,salt,jaggery and boil in low flame till it thickens.Switch off the flame.


Traditional Puli kuzhambu is Ready .....!


Serve with hot rice and any poriyal (stir fry) / Idly / dosa
It can be stored in refrigeretor for 4 days.
Notes:
1.Use chilli powder 1tsp and coriander powder 2 ½ tsp (OR) sambar powder 2 tsp and coriander powder 1tsp instead of Sambar powder.
2.Gingelly oil gives nice flavour to this kuzhambu.
3.You can add coconut milk instead of coconut paste.
4.Adding jaggery is to neautralize all tastes.
5.You can add raw mango,lady’s finger(after oil fry),mavathhal also.


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