Monday, April 25, 2011

Chettinad Poondu Vengaya Kuzhambu/Garlic Shallots Gravy

I fond always for chettinad dishes, especially their gravy..I got this wonderful looking fingerlicking kuzhambu from one of my friend and i tried out for our today's lunch,serve this gravy with papads or hard boiled eggs, you will definitely have a fabulous lunch..This gravy tastes even super delicious after a day when served along with soft idlies or crispy dosas and needless to say that this gravy can stay prefect for a week..Shallots and garlic cloves together turned out this gravy super flavourful,tasty and delicious...Also i tempered spices in gingelly oil which turned out this gravy even more flavourful than usual gravy..

Chettinad Poondu Vengaya Kuzhambu

2cups Tamarind extract
1cup Shallots
1/2cup Garlic pods
2nos Tomatoes
Few curry leaves
1tsp Chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds + urad dal
Few fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Jaggery (powdered)
Gingelly oil

To roast & grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Poppy seeds
3nos Red chillies
1/4cup Grated coconut
Oil (for roasting)

Heat the oil for roasting and roast all the ingredients given under list 'to roast & grind', let it cool and grind them as fine powder and keep aside..

Heat enough gingelly oil,fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.. add the shallots and garlic cloves and saute until the shallots turns transculent, add the tomatoes,cook until the tomatoes turns mushy,add the chilly powder,turmeric powder and toss everything for a while,now add the grounded powder,tamarind extract,water,salt and jaggery and cook everything in simmer until the oil gets separates from the kuzhambu...

Enjoy hot with rice or idlies...

54 comments:

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

What a fabulous gravy. delicious:)

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

A very thick gravy there.I love shallots.With those ingredients,I am sure this is a flavourful curry.

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

the kuzhambu looks swell and yes the tempering with gingelly oil makes it divine

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect and very tempting dear :)

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful flavours in the kuzhambu...looks totally yum.

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, curry looks so yummy and inviting..

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds lovely! i like shallots and garlic :-)

Have a great week

ciao
Alessandra

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite. Looks perfect !!!

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

ஆஹா...கரக்டாக சொன்னீங்க...வேகவைத்த முட்டையுடன் இதனை சாப்பிட சூப்பராக இருக்கும்..

சூப்பப்ர் குழம்பு...

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Luv the garlic flavor..looks so good

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Never had kulambu..but I m sure it tastes yummm

Kadhyaa... said... Reply To This Comment

hey that looks so nice..hvnt tried chettinad cuisine much. heard its piping hot :) looks very tempting

priya said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya

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Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

So fingerlicking delicious.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

my sister makes this yummy one. even i wanted to try this for a long time. U made it so delicious

Vidya said... Reply To This Comment

Mouth watering.... great recipe!

Spice said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I can almost smell those garlics.....going into to try list....I love garlic....

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

this was one of favorite but never tried chettinad style...will try this soon...looks so tempting n u made me hungry :)

revathi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. this is super delicious priya, romba nallaa irukku... parthavae pasikuthu... why don't u relocate from France to London, near my home?I would be free to taste all your delicious creations:)
Reva

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

my favorite... can able to feel the spiciness....

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

This is so delicious, perfect with anything. Love the color.

sojo said... Reply To This Comment

ooooo...la la.... love chettinad curries.... love garlic ttooo..

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic & flavorful gravy...I love generous amts of garlic in any dish..and this is perfect for our fly!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

What an exquisite blend of spices- spicy n yummy gravy! Will bookmark the recipe :)
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Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

I love evryting about this curry, an awesome pair for rice..

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

The kozhambu looks so yummy!

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Spicy and delicious curry.

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Wow gravy looks so tempting,delicious and flavorful curry.

Faith said... Reply To This Comment

This looks wonderful...I love that flavorful gravy!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

A delicious recipe priya...

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Kulambu looks so tempting dear....classic.

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Oh extremely mouthwatering wish i have it with steamed rice!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the flavors going in the curry.Sounds so delicious.

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a yummy curry... Love the spices in there and the garlic part too..

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Finger-licking delicious goodness.. always a welcome dish at my home..

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Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious curry goes well with rice.

Sunshine And Smile said... Reply To This Comment

I love garlic anytime and can never cook without it. This looks brilliant to me .. garlic gravy. I think I will like these with idly more :)
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divya said... Reply To This Comment

What a fabulous gravy. delicious:)

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy love the colour . Must make it today as I am planning idlis for breakfast.

Krithika said... Reply To This Comment

shallots kuzhambu..yumm...different gravy!!

Latha said... Reply To This Comment

Slurp.....very tempting and mouth watering kuzhambhu!

miri goes phishing! said... Reply To This Comment

that looks really nice...i really love chettinad gravies too...:)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful gravy and sounds so delicious !!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous Kuzhambu. Looks inviting:)
Slurp!

kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

What a flavorful and delicious looking kuzhambu...a must try..have bookmarked it

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

ம்ம் குழம்பை பார்த்ததும் நாவூறுது...சுட்ட அப்பளத்துடன் சாப்பிட நல்ல ருசியா இருக்குமே..

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

delicious n mouthwatering curry

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

that looks so delicious and healthy too because of all the garlic in it.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

perfect comfort food...I love the onion and garlic combo!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious kara kuzhambu!

VK said... Reply To This Comment

I love this kuzhambu especially with a cup of hot steaming rice and some pappad on the side! Looks ravishing Priya!

K said... Reply To This Comment

Does this taste like restuarant style Kara kuzhuambu you get in chennai? I have been craving for those and looking for similar recipes... pls let me know if you have one.

Kavya said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe! Just a doubt.. u say we need to use 2 cups 'tamarind extract' - please confirm if you mean the 'tamarind concentrate' (that is usually available in grocery stores) or 2 cups of 'tamarind juice'.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Kavya, its 2cups of tamarind juice, hope i cleared ur doubt..