Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Poondu Kuzhambu | Garlic Kulambu with Coconut

Poondu Kuzhambu, a delicious tamarind based curry made with garlic. It's one of my favorite kuzhambu/curry to make when there are no veggies at home or the veggies that i have in the refrigerator are not suitable for any particular curry. The garlic alone will make the kuzhambu/curry so flavorful and tastes so great with hot rice. In today's recipe, i have used coconut masala in the curry for more flavor and taste. If you're looking for curry without any coconut, do check out this onion garlic kulambuJump To Recipe

I have had this post in drafts for a couple of days and unable to add recipe schema to my post because of the new change in the blogger interface . Recipe schema is nothing but a piece of code recommended by Google to show rich search results. I have been thinking for a while to switch from blogger to wordpress but out of convenience, i'm stick to the blogger. But the latest update on the new interface really made me  reconsider my choice here.

To add a recipe schema, instead of using any third party plugins, i have been adding all the required property values on my own in every post. But now with the new interface update, when switching from html to compose editor, all the manually added content in html editor has vanished. Without a recipe schema, i don't want to publish the post. So raised the issue and also asked for help in the community to figure this out. Still waiting for a response.

In the mean time, i have switched back to the old interface for posting this recipe. Hopefully before they remove the old interface completely, i will figure this out. For all non-bloggers, it may seem too technical, sorry for that. Now let's check out how to make this delicious poondu/garlic kuzhambu

Poondu Kuzhambu | Garlic Kulambu with Coconut

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Poondu Kuzhambu, Garlic Kulambu,Garlic kulambu with coconut,kara kuzhambu, puli kulambu Poondu Kuzhambu, a delicious tamarind based curry made with garlic.
Ingredients
Garlic - 8 to 10 cloves
Pearl onion - 1
Tomato -1(small)
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
Mustard & urad dal- 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
To grind
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Peal onion - 2 
Garlic pods - 1 cloves
Cumin seed- 1 tsp

Procedure
Soak the tamarind in a 1/2 cup of water for 20 mins, peel the onion & garlic and chop them roughly into pieces, tomato into small pieces.  Put all the ingredients listed under "To grind" and grind into smooth paste by adding couple of tbsp of water and keep it ready.
Heat the oil in a kadai, add fenugreek seed, mustard & urad dal, let the mustard splutter, then add the onion,garlic and curry leaves.Saute the garlic in oil for 2-3 mins. Next keep the flame in low and then add the spices(turmeric, red chili & coriander powder),saute them in the oil for few mins. Make sure to not get burnt.Then add the tomatoes, give a quick mix. Next add the coconut paste and salt and mix it all well togetherExtract the tamarind juice from the soaked tamarind and add into kadai and add more water to your preferred consistency.Let it boil until the raw smell goes off and oil floats on the top. Switch off the flame.Delicious Poondu Kuzhambu is ready. We had with rice and spinach kootu
For more curries and veggies, check out here 
Notes:
  • Keep the flame in low when adding the spices, otherwise it will be burnt easily.
  • Adding spices in the oil and sauteing gives "Arachivitta(freshly ground spice) Kuzhambu" effect.
  • Adding the spices in the oil gives enhanced flavor to the kuzhambu.
  • Boil the curry till the consistency you prefer.

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