Mar 17, 2009

Poondu Kulambu (Thamil's version)

  • Garlic pods- 15-20 
  • small onions-10 (peeled and cut into halves) 
  • tomato-1 
  • curry leaves 
  • tamarind- a lemon sized ball( soaked and syrup extracted) 
  • chilli powder-2table 
  • coriander powder-1/2 table spoon 
  • turmeric powder-1/2 spoon salt to taste. 
  • oil -tastes best with gingely oil 
  • coconut paste- grind half of a medium size coconut( grind it with lil of khus khus)


1.Pour 2 1/2 table spoons of gingely oil in a pan and add kadugu,vendhayam and sombhu,patta,krambu and star annasi(sorry dono its equalent english names) to it.

2.Then add onions,garlic pods and curry leaves fry till golden yellow. Add tomato and cook till its soft.

3.To this add chilli,coriander and turmeric powder. fry till the raw smell of the powders go away.(there shd be enough oil for frying,else the powders turn black soon). to this add the tamarind extract.Allow it to boil well.finally add ground coconut and cook for 5-7 mins.


  1. Wow!!..Thanks a ton for this simple receipe...i find it ease...Sarva,Leeds

  2. Its gud but nobody puts pattai krampu sombu in pundu kulambu....May be its an interesting varient ....


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