Monday, September 20, 2010

Okra in Spicy Tamarind Sauce (Vendakkaai Pulikkuzhambu)


Ingredients:
  • Okra – 6 numbers
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Garlic cloves - 5
  • Tamarind – 3 Tablespoons
  • Oil – 1 Tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Black gram seeds - ¼ Teaspoon
  • Curry leaf – 1
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • For grinding:
  • Coconut (grated) – 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – ½ Teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds – ½ Teaspoon
  • Poppy seeds – ½ Teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds – ½ Teaspoon
  • Dried red chili – 1
  • Peppercorns – 6 numbers
 Method:
  • Wash okra and cut them into ¼ inch pieces.
  • Chop onion, tomato and garlic cloves.
  • Soak tamarind in 100 ml water and extract juice.
  • Dry roast and grind the ingredients (listed under for grinding) into fine paste with required amount of water.
  • In a wide pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add fenugreek seeds and black gram seeds. Sauté till you can feel the fenugreek smell.
  • Add onion and a pinch of salt. Fry till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add tomato, garlic cloves, curry leaves, tamarind juice and turmeric powder.
  • Mix and cook them well.
  • Add ground paste, enough water and cook till it is done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with steamed rice.
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30 comments:

  1. super, love it very much n cute presentation...

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  2. i love this pulusu ...lovely presentation too ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. Of course,it is a visual treat!! :)

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  4. Yummy pulikulambu with a very lovely presentation.

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  5. Cute okra flower,love your creativity....and spicy okra looks delicious too,would be really nice to have with hot rice..

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  6. Love okra n this looks super delicious!

    US Masala

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  7. Beautiful presentation...my fav vendakka puli kulambu...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  8. Great presentation, sounds healthy and delicious..

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  9. Innovative and nice presentation! A very good recipe!!

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  10. You are very artistic ... lobe the okra flower and the recipe. Looks mouth watering :)

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  11. Thanks dear friends for your lovely words

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  12. Lovely Kuzhambhu recipe and great presentation.
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  13. Yummy curry..never tried with tamarind sauce,looks mouthwatering..cute presentation.

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  14. Nice recipe..cute lovely okra flower!!very creative.

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  15. Cute presentation. wonderful artwork with okra, cilantro... Loving it:-)

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  16. Lovely presentation..My favorite gravy...

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  17. What a delicios gravy! lovely presentation

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  18. Bhendi/okra looks tasty and looks good

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  19. MOuthwatering kuzhambu, cute looking okra flower..

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  20. okra curry looks spicy and love ur cute little green flower....

    http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

    Regards,
    Akila.

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  21. Awesome okra flower and yumm kuzhambu :-)

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  22. Looks so tangy and delicious...we call it gojju..

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