Monday, November 9, 2009

Vendakkai Puli Kolumbu (Lady's fnger in tamarind curry)

My Periamma makes very tasty puli kolumbu. The tangy spicy flavour of it is something worth taking about for days. Although what i make is no where close to the taste she makes. This time around it turned out very tasty..... I have made my own variations to this curry.

Lady's Finger / Brinjal / Drumstick / Small Onions - 1 Cup of any one vegetable
Onion - 1 (Small, Finely chopped)
Garlic - 2 Pods (Finely sliced)
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 cup
Mustard - 1tsp
Methi Seeds- 1/2tsp
Curry Leaves

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 (Fnely chopped)
Tomato - 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1" (Finely chopped)
Garlic - 8 pods (Finely chopped)
Turmeric - 1/4tsp
Chilli Powder - 11/2tsp
Coriander Powder - 2tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4tsp
Jeera - 1tsp

Cooking Method
Heat kadai, add coconut, roast till nice aroma comes.
Add all the masala ingrediants from tomato till jeera one by one at intervals.
Once the raw smell goes, cool the mixture.
Grind it into a smooth paste. Set this masala aside.

Heat oil, add chopped lady's finger, Saute till the slimyness goes and set it aside.

In the same oil, Add mustard and methi seeds followed by curry leaves.
Add garlic and onions, Fry till onions turn translucent.
Add the ground masala and salt. Fry on slow flame until oil comes out.
Add tamarind pulp. Bring the entire mixture to boil for 3-4 minutes.
Add sauted lady's finger, Cook till lady's finger is done.

Serve with hot rice or Idli/Dosa

Cooking time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4

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