Poondu VathaKulambu - My Mom' s Special

For every child , her mother is the best cook . So is mine too, she is exceptionally good cook who can cook veg and non veg equally well. She is a pure vegetarian yet when she cooks non vegetarian dishes, they are perfect despite not being tasted for salt. I owe my culinary skills to my mother. This Poondu ( Garlic ) Vathakulambu is my mom' s Special. I will give her anything she wants for this dish of hers. ITS SO YUMMY. This is my version of the same kulambu.

Garlic Pods - 20 nos
Tamarind pulp - 1 cup
Red chillie powder - 3 table spoons
Coriander Powder - 2 table spoons
Coconut - 1 cup scrapped
Jeera - 2 tea spoons
Onion cut coarsely - 1/2 cup.
Onion - To saute
Mustard seeds , Fenugreek seeds and Curry leaves for seasoning
Salt to taste
In a blender, make a smooth paste of coconut , Jeera and Onions. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait till they sputter. Now add the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Add the peeled garlic pods. Saute them till they are slightly brown in color. To this add the tamarind pulp along with Red chillie powder ,Coriander powder and the blended paste of coconut. Let it come to a boil. The smell of raw red chillie powder should fade away as the kulambu boils. Now lower the flame and heat it till it forms a gravy consitency. This should be had along with steaming rice and papad especially during rainy season, its a piece of heaven.

Perfect side dish for this kulambu will be Kadalai thogayal

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