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Poondu (Garlic) Kuzhambu

Garlic cooked in tamarind pulp with spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This one is a medicated curry, a traditional preparation of India .Can be done in 10 mins cooking time.Very tasty one .goes very well with rice,Idli ,uthappamand dosa.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 20 garlic cloves
    • 1 no chopped onions
    • 1 no chopped tomato
    • 1 cup tamarind pulp of lemon size tamarind
    • 2 tsp chilli powder
    • 2 tsp coriander powder
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper powder
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tsp salt to taste
    • 1 tbsp grated coconut(ground with 1 small onion and 1 tsp cumin powder)
    • a sprig chopped curry leaves
    • few chopped coriander leaves
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 2 cups water


    1. Heat Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,then garlic cloves,then chopped onions,chopped curry leaves,coriander leaves, and saute well.
    2. Add freshly ground pepper powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to taste and saute well till oil separates.
    3. Now add tamarind pulp and 1 cup water saute well.
    4. Then add coconut paste and 1 cup water and cook well.
    5. Turn off the flame after 3 mins.
    6. Serve it hot with rice and idli,dosa and uthappam.


    jean chaurasia

    Hi CHristy, this seems like a good recipe, but when do you add the chopped tomato?

    Latha U

    This dish was awesome. Thanks a lot for the recipe. Latha North Bay

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Thanks Udhaya!.


    hi christy thx for the recipe it came out very well