August 10, 2012

Curry Leaves Garlic Kozhambu / Karuvepilai Poondu Kozhambu

Three years back had a lovely opportunity to attend 5 days of cookery classes organized by " Times Of India " in some of the 5 star hotels at Chennai. It was an awesome experience for me and my mother in law... Got an enviable exposure on Indian, Italian, Thai and  Japanese cuisine and cooking methods and had interactive sessions with the all the Guest Chefs ... This Curry leaves Garlic Kozhambu is one which I learned from a Chef at Taj ... Very healthy dish and works perfect with Rice and Papad or Stir fry / Poriyal.
Deep fried garlic gives a lovely aroma to the kozhambu and the flavor of curry leaves will make you have an extra cup of rice :)
I am very happy to share this to all my blogger friends.....

Ingredients :

5 Garlic pods, sliced for deep frying
10 Small Onions, Sliced
1 Big Tomato, chopped
Tamarind, Big lemon size
2 Tsp Chilli Powder
4 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp Gingelly Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Methi / Fenugreek Seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
Few curry leaves

To Grind :

1 1/2 Cup Curry Leaves
10 Garlic Pods

Method :

Soak Tamarind for 10 - 15 minutes and extract juice from it.
Heat oil in a pan and add sliced garlic, deep fry them. Remove and keep aside.
Now add Mustard seeds to the same pan, once it starts spluttering, add the jeera / cumin seeds followed by fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
Add the sliced onions and fry them for couple of minutes or till the color changes to brown.
Now add the fried garlic and chopped tomato, fry till the tomato turns soft.
Meanwhile grind the curry leaves and garlic to smooth paste adding water.
Add the tamarind extract, salt and curry leaves paste.
Mix well and boil it for 5 - 7 minutes or till the raw smell of garlic and curry leaves disappears.
Remove from flame and serve with Rice.

Linking this recipe with Julie's  " EP Series - Curry leaves or Dried Red Chillies " hosted by
Poonam @  " Spicy Aroma "


  1. wow really healthy and tasty curry..never heard before.

  2. full of flavors :) aromatic kuzhambu..

  3. Thanks Priya for sharing this recipe which comes from Taj chef. Healthy dish.

  4. an innovative recipe new to me ,

  5. Delicious flavorful kulambu,yummy !!
    Thanx a lot for linking it to the event!!

    Ongoing Events of EP Series-Curry Leaves/Red Chillies @ Spicy Aroma

  6. very healthy and flavorful hubby love this kuzhambu and it tastes delicious with rice....

  7. this is a nice variation... love this kozhambu... i am happy that you are my 100th follower... happy to follow you