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Puli kuzhambhu | brinjal and drumstick puli kuzhambhu recipe

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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PULI KUZHAMBHU

Puli kuzhambhu is a rare item which i make in my kitchen as except me rest all in my family will not prefer this pulikuzhambhu much. Whenever we order Lunch thali meal in Saravana Bhavan this pulikuzhambhu will be in their menu and i like to eat this curd rice or have with plain rice and papad. I wanted to try this out at home for a long time. One of my friend makes this pulikuzhambhu very nicely and i called her up and asked for the recipe. she elaborated the recipe and the puli kuzhambhu turned out super yummy. Traditionally Kathrikkai and murungakkai are added to this kuzhambhu. You can make with ladies finger and even bitter gourd too.
Kathrikkai puli kuzhambhu
INGREDIENTS:

BRINJAL (SMALL) 3-4
DRUMSTICK | MURUNGAKKAI 1
SHALLOTS(SMALL ONION) 5 + 3
TAMARIND WATER 2 CUPS
COCONUT SCRAPPED 2 TBLSP
JEERA|CUMIN SEED 1 TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 2 TSP
TOMATO 1
SESAME OIL 1 TBLSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
VENDAYAM | FENUGREEK SEEDS 1/4 TSP
SALT TO TASTE
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP

Brinja + drumstick in tamarind gravy
METHOD:

  • Chop the drumsticks into medium size pieces. Cut the brinjals into four.
  • Peel the shallots and finely chop the  tomato.

Brinjal drumstick

  • In a wide vessel, take the tamarind extract(taken from 1 medium gooseberry sized tamarind).
  • Grind the 3 shallots, coconut, jeera, red chilli powder, turmeric powder into a fine paste by adding little water to this.
puli kuzhambhu masala
  • Add this to the tamarind extract and add the drumstick and brinjals.
  • Add salt and mix it nicely using clean hands.

tamarind gravy

  • In a pan add sesame oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and vendayam.
  • When the mustard splutters add the peeled shallots and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add the veggie, masala ,tamarind water mix to this.
puli kuzhambhu puli kuzhambhu
  • Keep this covered till it comes to a boil.
  • When it starts boiling, take out the lid and let it boil nicely in a medium low flame, till the gravy reaches the kuzhambhu consistency.
puli kuzhambhu final stage
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with curry leaves.
  • Make this in the morning and have it for lunch as it will be more flavourful.

Pulikuzhambhu
Note:

  1. You can add sambar powder instead of red chilli powder if you want.
  2. Originally fennel seeds (sombu)is used instead of cumin seeds. Since i don’t like the flavour much i added jeera.pan add oil and

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26 comments

Mahi June 19, 2013 - 3:56 am

Delicious kuzhambu..perfect match for dosa-idli as well as rice!

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Sowmya Madhavan June 19, 2013 - 4:00 am

Nice one..looks yumm..sure will go so well with curd rice..my son loves it that way..

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Sangeetha Nambi June 19, 2013 - 4:17 am

Lip smacking !

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Preety June 19, 2013 - 4:56 am

looking super delicious

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Akila June 19, 2013 - 5:09 am

Wow lip smaking puli kuzhambu

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Divya Shivaraman June 19, 2013 - 5:10 am

super tangy delicious curry for steamed rice

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indira priyadarshini June 19, 2013 - 5:22 am

But i taught that vegetables won't be cooked at the tamarind water… inspite of i tried it with hot water.. when the vegs are cooked then finally i add tamarind water… but its okay..! wonderful recipe!!! yummy

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AparnaRajeshkumar June 19, 2013 - 5:47 am

i always prefer tangy taste with curd rice 🙂 looking good !

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Shree June 19, 2013 - 6:52 am

looks delicious !

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Veena Theagarajan June 19, 2013 - 6:58 am

looks so delicious

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anusha praveen June 19, 2013 - 7:40 am

i have never made puli kuzhambu with drumstick though amma makes it. I guess its time to try that too!

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Sona S June 19, 2013 - 7:51 am

delicious kuzhambu, would love to try this.

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Saranya Balaji June 19, 2013 - 10:52 am

Super delicious curry…

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Priya Suresh June 19, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Had this kuzhambu for our sterday's lunch,my fav ..

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Shama Nagarajan June 19, 2013 - 3:23 pm

delicious and inviting recipe

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Anu Shoj June 19, 2013 - 5:26 pm

wow this is one of my fav's….yumm..nice clicks…
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Sangeetha M June 19, 2013 - 10:12 pm

wow..spicy & tangy puli kuzhambu with my fav veg combo..looks inviting!

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Vardhini June 23, 2013 - 3:25 am

Kuzhambu is one of my favorites and looks very inviting.

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SHARMILEE J June 26, 2013 - 2:06 am

Looks so tempting…yummy kuzhambu

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Sameena Anjum November 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm

I dont know cukin, Sinc my mom n sistr went 2 nativ i hv 2 cuk fr ma brthr n dad, i was in search of som salan (kulambu) & i got dis recip, am vry much intrstd 2 cuk dis, vil mak it 2mrw…. yummmm.. :-):-) waterin tongue :-p

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Amirtha November 22, 2013 - 7:25 pm

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jeyashri suresh November 24, 2013 - 3:37 am

Hope it is fixed now

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Chella January 22, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Tried it today and its yummy ! thanks Jeyashri !

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Lux November 13, 2014 - 9:23 pm

I tried it, It was yummy…

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Priya Ramkumar October 4, 2015 - 3:58 am

This is one another yummy recipe from your space that I keep making quite often now a days .. I make it with vendakkai though .. all in my family loves it .. Thanks to u ..

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Songstress Noopur Kashyap March 29, 2017 - 11:59 am

very testy.. Thank you..

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