Poondu Kuzhambu Recipe | Garlic Recipes

My mom makes the best poondu kuzhambu and its been my most favourite. But after marriage I did not prepare it as my hubby doesn’t like garlic flavour much. Recently I made this kuzhambu for one of our guests and my hubby a little, he liked it too. So I am happy that, this recipe has moved out of his “dislike” list. Hoping to prepare it quite frequently from now on.

Garlic 50 Grams
Fenugreek 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves A Strig
Onion 1 No (Finely chopped)
Tomato 1 No (Finely Chopped)
Tamarind 1 Small Lemon Sized
Chilli powder 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Powder 1.5 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder A Pinch
Salt To Taste
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Preparation Method
  • Peel the skin of garlic pods and keep it ready.
  • Soak the tamarind in water for 15 minutes and extract a thick juice out of it and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. Once it is hot, add fenugreek.
  • After it splutters, add garlic and fry them till it changes to light brown colour.
  • Add curry leaves, onion  and saute them for 2 minutes.

  • Add curry leaves, onion  and saute them for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato and after it becomes mushy, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder& salt and mix well.
  • Once the oil starts oozing out, add the tamarind extract.
  • Add water to a required consistency and allow it to boil till the raw tamarind smell goes off.
  • Transfer it to the bowl and serve.



  1. My dads favourite curry. The goodness of garlic reduces blood pressure and stay us healthy.

  2. wow very very delicious and yummy kozhamubu :) can feel the aroma now :)