Sunday, July 28, 2013

How to make Poondu Kulambu - Recipe for Poondu kulambu - Garlic kuzambhu

Poondu Kulambu is one of the best combination for white rice along with papad/appalam.
If  you are running out of vegetables or got bored to cook regular sambar, you can try this poondu kulambu.
Let us see the recipe for Poondu kulambu:


  1. Garlic - 3 cloves full (20 nos)
  2. Onion - 1 small size (cut into square shape)
  3. Tomato - 2 nos (medium size)
  4. Tamarind juice(take thick juice) - 4 tsp
  5. Sugar - 2 tsp
  6. Salt to taste 
  7. Asafoedita powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriandr powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Kulambu milakai powder(sambar powder)  - 2 tsp


Kulambu milagai powder you can get from grocery shops. Aachi or Shakthi brands will be good to use.

For seasoning:

  1. Oil - 5 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp
  4. Jeera(cumin seeds) - 1/4 tsp
  5. wholeblack pepper - 1/2 tsp
  6. Curry leaves (fresh) - 1 handful 

Method of preparation:

  1. Heat 5 tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Allow the seeds to get popped then add the black pepper, jeera, fenugreek seeds. Once the jeera and fenugreek seeds get into golden color then add the onion.
  2. Saute the onion for a minute and then add garlic. Saute the garlic for another minute then add the choped tomato. Saute the tomato until it gets soft.
  3. Now add the coriander and turmeric powder mix it well and cook for a minute. Its time to add tamarind juice, kolambu milakai powder, salt, asafodita, sugar. Mix it well and then add 1 cup of water.
  4. Now reduce the flame and cook for 5 more minutes. Switch the stove once the oil starts coming out of kolambu.
  5. Finally add curry leaves and mix it.

That's it now delicious and awesome poondu koambu is ready to be served. Make sure you have pappad/appalam in the side for this kolambu.

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