Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu

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Poondu Milagu Kuzhambu

Ingredients :

Garlic cloves – 1 cup

Tamarind – About the size of a medium-sized lemon

Red chillies – 7 or 8

Black Pepper corns – 1 tbsp

Jeera – 1 tsp

Toor Dal – 2 tbsp

Asafoetida (Hing) – 1 tsp


Take 1 tbsp gingelly oil in a pan and fry the following ingredients in the same order :

Garlic cloves – 5, Red chillies, Black pepper, Jeera, Toor Dal and finally add the Tamarind and fry well.

Put them all in a mixie jar after it cools and add the hing to it.

Grind them to a fine paste, adding water when required.

Heat 2 tbsp gingelly oil in a pan.

Add mustard seeds.

Add the rest of the garlic cloves and fry them lightly.

Add a pinch of  turmeric powder.

Now, add in the finely ground paste and add salt to taste.

Let it simmer for 10 mins.

Add little jaggery before switching off the gas.


This poondu kuzhambu is awesome with hot rice and pappads.  This is what I had yday for dinner and My God, it was yummylicious….

Poondu – Garlic

Milagu  – Pepper

Kuzhambu – Its a kind of thick sambhar made with freshly made masala.