Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Vendakkai Puli Kulambu | Okra Curry | Puli Kulambu

Vendakkai Puli Kulambu, an easy, tangy & tasty kulambu goes well with rice. Amma makes puli kulambu with different veggies and each gives unique flavor to the kulambu. Usually she add brinjal, drumstick,okra and pearl onions. Either with any one of these veggie or with combination of veggies, you can make this  puli kulambu following the same procedure i mentioned here.
Sometimes she makes this puli kulambu with pearl onion alone and in the end she add few paruppu vadas in the  kulambu & switch off. We call it as "Vada Kulambu" and the vadas soaked in puli kulambu tastes so great & it's our family favorite too. It's truly a life saver recipe when you're out of veggies and still you wanna hearty lunch. So with one simple recipe, you can make "n" number of varieties, now let's see the procedure.

Vendakkai Puli Kulambu

Preparation Time : 30 mins for soaking | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: India
Ingredients
Lady's Finger/Vendakkai/Okra- 7 
Pearl onion - 4
Tomato -1
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Split urad dal- 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seed - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 11/2 tsp 
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
To grind
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Peal onion - 2 
Garlic pods - 2
Cumin seed- 1 tsp

Procedure
Soak tamarind for 1/2 hr, wash and cut the okra into 1/2 inch pieces and tomato into small pieces. Peel the onion and keep it ready. Put all the ingredients listed under "To grind" into mixie jar and grind into smooth paste. Heat the kadai with oil.Add mustard, urad dal and fenugreek seed , let the mustard splutter, add onions and curry leaves.Then add the okra and saute it in oil for 3-4 mins.Add tomatoes and extract the tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind pulp and add into the kadai.Then add the spices (turmeric, red chili & sambar powder) & salt.Now add the coconut paste and add the water according to your preferred consistency. Let it comes to boil. Keep the flame in medium till the oil floats on top.Tangy and tasty Vendakkai Puli Kulambu is ready to serve.We had it with rice and potato podimas
Notes:
  • Saute the okra in oil helps to remove the sliminess of the okra.
  • Instead of sambar powder, you can use the coriander powder too.
  • My sambar powder doesnt have more chilies, if your's have, then adjust the amount of chili powder accordingly.

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