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Monday, February 22, 2010

Garlic in Spicy Tamarind Sauce

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I love the Indian garlic bulbs because they are more pungent than their bigger cousins. When I came back from my vacation I brought some of these beauties and now they have started to sprout. Hence I decided to make the most of them by making "Poondu Kara Kuzhambhu" this weekend. Don't be put off by too much garlic as the pungency mellows and they are quite delicious after cooking.
Ingredients:
  • Garlic Cloves - 40, small cloves, skin removed
  • Onion - 1, small, diced
  • Tomato - 1 1/2, medium, diced
  • Tamarind - Lemon sized, soaked and juiced
  • Curry leaves - 1 stalk (optional)
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder  - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp, finely crushed
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
For Seasoning:
  • Vadagam(seasoning balls)  or Urad/mustard - 1 tsp
Procedure:
  • In a pan, heat the oil, add the garlic and onions. Saute until onions are browned.
  • Add the turmeric powder and curry leaves. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they lose shape. Pour the juice of tamarind and follow-up with chilli powder and salt.
  • Bring to a boil with lid closed and on medium flame until the gravy thickens.
  • Season the "Vadagam" or Urad/mustard in a tsp of olive oil and pour over the tamarind mixture.
  • Serve over hot steaming rice and papadam.
Enjoy!
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31 comments:

  1. It looks really delicious.
    I like this recipe.
    See soon.

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  2. Wow..garlic and Tamarind..great combo friend..the curry looks thick and rich...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  3. Garlic and tamarind..Great comb dear....Look delicious...

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  4. Very chatpata!!!!! Oh! mouthwatering..... & I just swallowed it all in.... ;-)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  5. garlic and tamarind excellent combination, love to have some with rice or roti

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  6. looks delicious! garlic and tamarind is a new combo to me, but I can see that its yummy! love the sprouted garlic in the pic.

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  7. Perfect a woman choice recipe.
    Love
    Subhashini

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  8. WOW! 40 cloves of garlic! Now this is my kinda cooking!

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  9. Woww garlic gravy looks fantastic...yummm!!

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  10. wow delicious,spicy garlic gravy... we are drooling from here...

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  11. Interesting never made garlic curry although use it in cooking for flavouring alot.Gravy looks lovely and rich.

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  12. WOOOOO!!! they looks soooo tempting......bet it must have tasted great...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

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  13. Hi, tks for the visit ya! Ur dish is simply tempting...yummmm! ;)

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  14. Hi first time to your blog...you have a wonderful blog :) poondu kara kuzumbu is my fav too, I too love it with whole cloves of garlic...thatz a lovely click!

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  15. love the combination of garlic 'n tamarind... looks so very tempting!

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  16. Wow,just the way we do poondu kuzhambu except sambhar powder we add..looks superb,love the spring garlic!

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  17. I love poondu kulambu...these look delicious..following you..

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  18. I can never get enough of garlic,the tangy gravy sounds very appetizing :D

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  19. I love this tangy garlic curry so much, make them quite often...truly garlic person:)

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  20. Yummy tamarind gravy with garlic....love garlic....looks delicious.

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  21. Love this combo..Give me some of this and a pappad for the rice and I'll be the happiest person in the world...

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  22. Love this dish coz it has 2 of my fav ingredients.Tamarind and garlic.Yummy...

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