Garlic Kulambu

Serves: 4


  • Vegatables: Drumstick or Eggplant or Ridge Gourd (peerkangai)
  • Tamarind 2 inch cube
  • Chili powder 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 3 tsp
  • Turmeric 1 pinch
  • Pearl onions 1 handful; cut into big pieces
  • Garlic cloves 10 (whole)
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
  • Red chilies 3


  1. Mix tamarind in 5 cups of water along with the vegetable, turmeric powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt
  2. Hear 4 tsp oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and red chilies. Then add whole garlic till brown
  3. When spluttering stops add the vegetables and fry for 2 minutes
  4. Add curry leaves and onions and fry
  5. Once onions are browned add in the mix from step 1
  6. Cover with lid and boil for 5 to 8 minutes
  7. Once vegetables are cooked boil till gravy thickens

Note 1: Use gingely oil (nallanai) for better aroma/flavor in step 2

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