Chettinadu Garlic Kolambu (Sauce)


  • Big onion 1 (75g) cut into small pieces
  • tomato 1 (75g) cut into small pieces
  • garlic gloves 30
  • fenugreek 1 tsp
  • mustard 1 tsp
  • sombu (aniseed) 1 tsp
  • whole small onions 10 cleaned
  • chili powder 2 tsp
  • coriander powder 3 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • jeera (cumin seeds) powder half tsp
  • tamarind paste 1 tsp
  • coconut milk 1 cup
  • cinnamon 1”
  • cloves 2
  • salt
  • oil


  1.  Heat oil in a pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, sombu, fenugreek, mustard. When they splutter add onion pieces and mix well.
  2. Add whole small onions and garlic gloves. Fry till they turn light brown. Add tomato pieces, turmeric powder, salt and cook for 5m.
  3. Add chili powder, jeera powder, coriander powder and mix well. When oil separates, add tamarind paste, adequate water and cook for 5m.
  4. Add coconut milk and when the sauce starts to boil again, remove from heat, add finely chopped coriander leaves.
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