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Puli kuzhambu recipe – Brinjal puli kuzhambu

by Jeyashri suresh
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PULI KUZHAMBHU

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Puli kuzhambhu is a rare item which I make in my kitchen. Except for 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 on their menu. like to eat this curd rice or have it with plain rice and papad. I wanted to try this out at home for a long time.

One of my friends makes this pulikuzhambhu very nicely. I called her up and asked for the recipe. She elaborated the recipe and the puli kuzhambhu turned out super yummy. Traditionally Kathrikkai and drumsticks are added to this kuzhambhu. You can make with ladies finger and even bitter gourd too.

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Puli Kuzhambu recipe

Popular Tamarind based South Indian gravy
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kuzhambu recipes, South Indian lunch recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 4 Brinjal small
  • 1 Drumstick
  • 8 small onions
  • Tamarind gooseberry sized
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 to mato
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Venthayam | methi seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves

Instructions

  • Chop the drumsticks into medium size pieces. Cut the brinjals into four.
  • Peel the shallots and finely chop the tomato.
  • In a wide vessel, take the tamarind extract(taken from 1 medium gooseberry-sized tamarind).
  • Grind the 3 shallots, coconut, jeera, red chili powder, turmeric powder into a fine paste by adding little water to this.
  • Add this to the tamarind extract and add the drumstick and brinjals.
  • Add salt and mix it nicely using clean hands.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

1. You can add sambar powder instead of red chili powder if you want.
2. Originally, for making puli kuzhambhu, fennel seeds (sombu) are used instead of cumin seeds. Since I don’t like the flavor much I added jeera.
  • Chop the drumsticks into medium size pieces. Cut the brinjals into four.
  • Peel the shallots and finely chop the tomato.
  • In a wide vessel, take the tamarind extract(taken from 1 medium gooseberry-sized tamarind).
  • Grind the 3 shallots, coconut, jeera, red chili powder, turmeric powder into a fine paste by adding little water to this.
  • Add this to the tamarind extract and add the drumstick and brinjals.
  • Add salt and mix it nicely using clean hands.
puli - kuzhambu
  • 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.
  • 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 kuzhambu consistency.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with curry leaves.
Puli - kuzhambu
  • Make this in the morning and have it for lunch as it will be more flavourful.
Puli- kuzhambu
  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 cumin seeds.
  3. Instead of brinjal you can add Vendakkai and make Vendakkai Puli kuzhambu.

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27 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

Hi, Search in this blog s not working……pls look in to it

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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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S Vairavan January 20, 2020 - 1:20 am

Very nice. Good taste

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