Saturday, April 24, 2010

Puli Kulambu

If u r a few extra pounds person,i am sure u have a mom who cooks the best and feeds u extra...I am still roaming around with my extra pounds,cos of my mom..Needless to say,as many knows she cooks so quickly and pamper the place like anything,i need another blog to post her recipes..But I never tried to be on her shoes..She gives distinct taste to every dish...My most favourite dish she makes is Puli kulambu..She serves me with potato podimas and parupu thovayal..for which i cud die for...
Yeah..If anyone asks me which is the last food i wud like to eat,it wud be this meal...I swear..Everyone in my family knows hw i am crazy abt puli kulambu,I had it every day when i was pregnant..Pls try and enjoy..

Small Onions-10
Garlic-12 cloves
Coriander powder-3 tsps
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Tamarind-lemon size
Turmeric powder-half tsp
Sesame oil-4 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Curry leaves-10
Salt to taste

1.Fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,onions,tomato and garlic in sesame oil
2.Add the coriander powder and stir well
3.Soak Tamarind in water(around 2 cups),save the juice and add it 
4.Add Chilli powder,turmeric and salt, bring it to boil
5.When oil oozes out,switch off the flame 

You can save this kulumbu for a week

For vatha kulmabu ,Add any (sun dried) vegetable vathal while frying the onions like sundaikai or kothavarangai vathal
For Pathiya Kulambu,do not add the chilli powder ,instead add a tsp of pepper and sukku (dry ginger) powder 


  1. the puli kulambu looks delicious.what u said is right mom's food is everyone's favorite.nothing can be comparable with that..
    the combination is superb the pulikulambu and podimas..

  2. Mouthwatering at the very name..... Hmm.... Looks very pleasing to my eyes & which I'm sure would please my taste buds too....


  3. Puli kuzhambum appalamum irrunthale pothum yenakku, such a tempting dish..

  4. I too love this kuzumbu Priya...yours looks super delicious :)

  5. i love puli kulambu so so much and urs looks so delicious..mouth watering rite now

  6. I bet it tastes heaven,and you are so true about the extra kgs ;) When my mom visited me last year I gained more than 4 kgs :-0

  7. Hai, first time to yr blog, I was looking for the spices and found you have a good display of most of the Indian Spices. Thanks and will look into your blog often. I love puli kolumbu but you are lucky your mom cooks for you unlike my mom who works all her life. Had good Indian food when I was in India. Will try some of your recipes. Please guide me if I'm lost. Thanks Pushpa Soh - M'sia.


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