Spicy Garlic Curry / Pundu Vatha Kozhambu!!!

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Recipes Cuisine – South Indian

Cooking Time – 20 – 25 minutes

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Onion (large) – 1 (chopped finely)

Shallots – 2 nos (cut it into half)

Tomato (large) – 1 (chopped finely)

Garlic – ½ cup (cut it into half)

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Red chili powder – 2 tsp (add to your taste)

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Tamarind – small ball size (soaked into water)

Salt to taste


Gingelly Oil / til oil / sesame oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds / jeera – 1 tsp

Pepper corns – ½ tsp

Fennel seeds – ½ tsp

Ginger – ½ tsp finely chopped

curry leaves – 1 strand


  • Heat oil on low flame add shallots and garlic fry until brown. After frying remove it.

  • In the same pan, add mustard seeds after it gets spluttering, add cumin, fennel seeds, pepper corns and curry leaves sauté it for a minute.

  • Now add finely chopped onion, ginger chopped and sauté until it turns to pink color & tender.

  • After that add red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, sauté it for 2 minutes till the raw flavor goes off.

  • Now add finely chopped tomatoes and cook until woes out its moisture (looks like mushy).

  • Now add the fried garlic, shallots, tamarind extract and add generous amount of water.

  • Cover it with lid & cook it for 15 minutes on medium flame, once the oil float on the top switch of the flame.

  • Garnish it with gingelly oil and cilantro.

  • Serve it hot and enjoy it with steamed rice & pappad, dosa, idly etc.


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