Friday, November 6, 2009

Poondu Kuzhambu

This is one of my favorites from my MIL's kitchen. Its absolutely dilicious and sure a treat with papad. It comes handy especially when I forget to refill my grocery during the weekend and left only with the basic ingredients which is all this dish requires!
Its very easy to prepare and tastes better when its a days' old :-)  

Ingredients :
Vadaiyam - for seasoning
Curry leaves
Garlic pods - 10-15, crushed finely
Onion - 1, chopped finely
Tomato - 1, chopped
Chili  powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder
Gingely oil  - 2 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup

Preparation method :
  1. Add gingely oil in a kadai and when its hot add the above ingredients in the same order till tomato and fry them well.
  2. Lower the flame and add turmeic powder, chili powder and salt.
  3. Keep frying till th oil sepertes from the rest.
  4. Now add little water and let it simmer on low flame for 10 min.
  5. When it gets thick, add the coconut milk, simmer for 2 min and turn off the flame.


  1. Another great dish!!Looks very tempting.Awesome flavors! I love the garlic.This recipe is going on my "must make" list... :)

  2. Something new to me,liked the addition of coconut milk...

  3. Will try and let you know..soon...

  4. This is a totally new dish to me. I love the flavors.