Friday, February 4, 2011

Poondhu Kulambhu(பூண்டுக்குழம்பு)

Poondu Kulambu (பூண்டுக்குழம்பு)
Garlic has lot of health benifits and have major part in digestions.even it stays good for a week outside fridge.Its  a supplementary diet for lactating mothers and after fever . The garlic, fenugreek, dhania, pepper and curry leaves, rich in medicinal values facilitate easy digestion and lactation.

Garlic pods- 20-40 
onions-1/4  cut into halves 
pepper -1 tsp
curry leaves 
tamarind- a lemon sized ball( soaked and syrup extracted) 
chilli powder-2table 
coriander powder-1/2 table spoon 
turmeric powder-1/2 spoon salt to taste. 
oil -tastes best with gingely oil 

  • Pour 1tsp of oil to pan add pepper,garlic and onion ans salute well till golden brown
  • Allow them to cool and take 10 to 15 garlic separate and grind the remaining things
  • Pour 2 table spoons of gingely oil in a pan and add kadugu,vendhayam and grinded paste then allow the oil to oozes out
  • Then add garlic pods and curry leaves . . To this add chilli,coriander and turmeric powder. fry till the raw smell of the powders go away.(there shd be enough oil for frying,else the powders turn black soon).
  • Now to this add the tamarind extract.add jaggery(optional)
  • Allow it to boil well till oil oozes out.


  1. Sheeeena, I've also posted poondu kulambu today...Same pinch.. Liked ur version and loved ur step by step process

  2. my mil used to cook the same way.......nice recipe.will try it soon.thanks for sharing

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  4. Sheena, it look delicious & perfect for winter..

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