Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe/ Ladies Finger Kulambu
Puli Kuzhambu is a South Indian Vegetarian curry which is prepared in Tamilnadu for lunch. There are so many variations of this curry across the Tamil cuisine. In Kanyakumari district a similiar kind of curry is prepared which is well known as Pulikary or pulikulambu. Many kinds of vegetables are used for preparing this curry. The recipe which I have tried here is Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu / Ladies Finger Kulambu which is usually prepared in Nellai, Coimbatore, Chennai is also similar to pulikary with little variation. You can try the same recipe with brinjal also. Here the Okras are fried in oil and cooked in a tangy coconut sauce. I simply love the taste of this kulambu and can have it everyday. At my home everyone loved it and I am sure you are gonna like it too. Make sure you choose tender Ladies finger for this recipe. Learn how to make this tasty Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu / Ladies Finger Kulambu with stepwise pics.
- 10 Lady's finger/ Okras cut into medium pieces
- 1 small Onion chopped
- 1 Big Onion sliced
- 2 small Tomatoes chopped
- 7 cloves Garlic
- 1/4 cup Coconut
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1.5 tbsp Kuzhambu Chilly powder
- 2 tsp Coriander powder
- 1 tsp Chilly powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- a medium lemon size Tamarind Soaked In water
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
- 2 Red chillies
- Curry leaves
- 3 tbsp Oil
In a kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the ladies finger till it is nicely cooked. Remove it separately.
In the same kadai add cumin seeds, chopped onions and garlic. Cook till the garlic is done.
Now add tomatoes and saute for 1 minute. Add coconut and saute for another 2 mins and remove it to a plate. Let it cool and grind it to a paste.
Meanwhile heat the remaining oil and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add red chilly and curry leaves. Add sliced onions and saute till it turns golden brown.
Add the fried ladies finger and saute for 1 minute. Add the Kuzhambu chilly powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Add the tamarind extract and let it boil for 4-5 mins. Now add the grinded coconut paste and sufficient water. Simmer the flame and cover cook for 15 mins.
Tasty Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu / Ladies Finger Kulambu is ready to be served with hot rice.
Check out my other Kulambu recipes on blog.