Monday, August 19, 2013

Chettinad Poondu Kuzhambu


small onion - 125 gms
Garlic - 50 gms
Tamarind - lemon  size - approximately 40 grams,
Sesame seed oil - 4 tbsp
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
chilli powder - 1 tsp
corriander powder 2 tsp
Tomato - 2nos
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Fenugreek  seeds- 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 3nos
curry leaves - 1 spring
Hing - a pinch
Salt as required 


Soak tamarind in hot water for 20 minutes.Then extract the juice (around 3 cups) and discard the pulp.

Peel the onions and garlic and cut it into half if it is big.

Heat sesame seed oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, hing and curry leaves.
Then add garlic and  onions and saute nicely for a few minutes.

Then add the tomatoes ,
Add masala powder, salt and tamarind water and bring it to boil.
Keep it in medium flame and cook till it thickens and oil separates.

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