Sunday, July 28, 2013

How to make Vendakkai Puli Kulambu - Ladies finger kolambu - Recipe for Vendakkai puli kolambu - Okra Tamarind Kolambu - Bendakaya Pulusu

I used to make this kara kolambu often because of this tangy taste. We use this with rice, idli, dosa and chappathis too. Let us the recipe for vendakkai puli kulumbu.


  1. Ladies finger(okra) - 250 grams
  2. Onion (small size) - 1 cut in square shape
  3. Tomato(medium size) - 3 chopped
  4. Kulambu milaga powder - 2 tsp
  5. Turmeric powdr - 1/4 tsp
  6. Sugar or jaggery - 1 tsp
  7. Tamarind juice(take thick juice) - 2 table spoon
  8. Garlic - 4 nos(cut in length wise)
  9. Asafoedita powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Salt to taste

For seasoning:

  1. Gingilly oil(seasome oil) - 6 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  4. Curry leaves - some

For grinding:

  1. Coriander seeds - 3 tsp
  2. Red chillies - 5 nos
  3. Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  4. Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  5. Coconut grated - 5 tsp

Method of preparation:

  1. Dry roast the coriander seeds, red chilies, black pepper, jeera together & cool it.
  2. In a mixi bowl, add the grated coconut & dry roasted ingredients. Grind it together like a paste and keep it aside.
  3. Now wash the ladies finger(okra) in water and cut in one inch length.
  4. Heat 6 tsps of sesame oil in a kadai and add mustard seed. Allow mustard seeds to get pop and then add fenugreek seed.
  5. Once fenugreek seeds got into golden color then add onion. Fry onion for a min and then add chopped tomato. Allow the tomato to get soft and then add the ladies finger(okra)
  6. Fry the okra for a min and then add turmeric powder, kolambu milagai powder, sugar, salt, tamrind juice and grinded paste with a cup of water. Mix it well.
  7. Now allow the mixture to get boiled. If it is so thick  you can add 1/2 cup of water and mix it. Now reduce the flame,add garlic,asafoedita powder. cover the lid and cook for 10 mins in low flames.
  8. Switch off the stove, once the oil came out from the kulambu. Now add the curry leaves and mix it. 
     That's it the yummy vendakkai puli kulumbu is ready!! 

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