Vendaikkai Puli kuzhambu is a very popular South Indian kuzhambu that is made with Vendaikkai/ Ladiesfinger which is simmered in tamarind curry and can be made with or without coconut.
In today’s recipe, let us see the Tamilnadu style of making it with coconut. This is very easy to make and most of the houses in Tamilnadu will have any one variety of puli kuzhambu on Thursdays for lunch.
Puli kuzhambu can be made in different ways and finding an authentic recipe for it is bit difficult. The recipe I have shared today is how it is made normally in my hometown. So it is an authentic way of making!!
This tastes very good when served with hot rice with ghee poured on it and accompanied with appalam/papad. Simple lunch yet a satisfying one!!
If you like to have a spicy curry with a tangy taste from tamarind, then this recipe is for you😊 I would like to mention something here- my kids like Puli kuzhambu a lot and my husband too!!
Let us check the recipe now❤
- Ladies finger- 16
- Small onions- 12 to 15 ( chopped)
- Tomato- 1 big ( chopped)
- Garlic- 6 cloves ( if the cloves are big, slice them)
- Chilli powder with coriander powder mix- 1 tbsp ( sambhar powder can be used instead if you prefer)
- Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Curry leaves- 1 sprig
- Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
- Asafoedita powder- 1/4th tsp
- Dry Red chilli- 2
- Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal- 3/4th tsp
- Tamarind- 1 lime sized ball soaked in water
- Coconut milk- 1/2 cup ( 100 ml.)
- Coriander leaves- little
- Salt- as needed.
Clean the ladiesfinger/ vendaikkai very well with water. Wipe it with cloth and cut it into 1 inch pieces.
- Use sesame oil or coconut oil for good taste.
- If you do not have small onion, use 1 medium sized onion instead.
- Use 1 big tomato.
- The quantity of chill powder with coriander powder mix can be increased if you want it to be more spicy.