Monday, April 18, 2011

Spicy Garlic Curry (Poondu kulambhu)


Shallots -1 cup ( juliens)
Garlic - 3/4 cup ( cut into halfs)
G.chillies -1
Tomoto - 1/2
Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry size (extract the pulp)
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Corinder powder - 4 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard seed -1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seed oil- 3tbsp


  Cut the shallots into juliens and garlic into half .chop  tomatoes and  slit G.chillies.   

In a pan add the sesame seed oil .once oil is hot add mustard ,fenugreek seed and curry leaves and fry for a minute .then add choppped shallots G.chillies and fry till it turns golden brown.

At tis stage add all the spices (ie) chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder ( i've mentioned as 2 ,4  and 1/4 tsp respectively. but it was very spicy, so if u want medium spice i would suggest you to use 1 tsp -chilli powder and 2 tsp -coriander powder) and fry till the oil ouches out.

Now add the tomatoes and saute for few mins and cook covered for few more minutes untill the tomatoes are very well cokked and mashed welll..

Now add the tamarind extract and salt

Add water (1/2 cup) and let it boil once u see the gravy boil cook covered in low f lame for at least 8 to 10 mins .

And this is how the end product should look like,thick and rich in color .... ready to be served with some white rice . Enjoy :-)

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