Poondu(garlic) Kulambhu

Garlic has lot of health benefits such as,it reduces the high cholesterol and regulates the blood sugar level.Poondu kulambhu is a spicy,tangy gravy with garlic flavor and goes very well with rice.This particular kulambhu ,I usually make it on the next day of a party food or non-veg since garlic aids digestion.This is my mom's version of making poondu kulambhu and my hubby's favorite.The highlight of this recipe is the freshly ground masala which is used.


Onion 1no.(medium size)
Tomato1no.(medium size)
Garlic20 pods
Red chilly5-6nos.
Coriander seeds1tbs
Black pepper1tsp
Mustard seeds1tsp
Tamarind paste3tbs
Curry leaves2 sprigs
Sesame oil3tbs
Salt to taste


             Chop the onion and tomato roughly,peel the garlic and keep it aside.Dry roast the red chillies,coriander seeds,black pepper and make it into a fine powder.

Saute the onion and tomatoes in a tsp of oil and grind it to a fine paste.
Add the remaining oil in a pan,crackle the mustard seeds and saute the garlic and curry leaves till the garlic changes the color to golden brown.Add in the onion and tomato paste and fry for a minute.
Now add the ground powder and saute it well then add the tamarind paste and salt.
Add a cup of water and allow it to boil in a medium till the oil separates.
Poondu kulambhu is ready.Enjoy it with piping hot rice with poriyal and pappad.

  • Fresh ground masala powder can be substituted with sambhar powder.
  • Shallots can also be used along with garlic.
  • Here I used the tamarind concentrate,if you are using tamarind a small lemon sized can be used.
  • This kulambhu will be more tastier on the next day and it stays for 2-3 days without refrigeration.


Came across your space today. V nice recipes. Following you.

Nalini this looks so lovely and delicious.

This Garlic Kuzhambu is done Perfectly Delicious and Yumm.I can feel the taste of it from the pic.Thanks for sharing and dropping in.following U.-U have supergood recipes here.

hi nalini...i tried this poondukuzhambu.its nice.there are many version in poondukuzhambu urs is very easy and nice too.thank u so much .

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