Recipe and photo Courtesy: Priya(my friend)
If you love the flavour of garlic, you must definitely try this recipe. I got this recipe from my friend Priya. She makes it really well !
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chilies- about 3
Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp (optional)
Gingely Oil about 4 Tbsp (This recipe requires a little more oil than the other kozhambus. Try not to compromise on it!)
Garlic -6 cloves-crushed slightly
Pearl onions- about 15
Sambar powder- 1 heaped tsp
Dhaniya powder-1 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp or to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
1 Tomato-chopped in small pieces
Tamarind-Extract from one lime sized ball
Curry leaves-1 Sprig
-In hot oil, splutter methi seeds, mustard, curry leaves and red chilies.
-To this, add the pearl onions and garlic and fry on a medium-low heat for about 5 min or until oil starts separating from the mixture.
-Add the tomato and continue frying for 5 min
-Add a little salt, sambar powder and dhaniya powder and continue frying for about 3 min
-Add Tamarind Juice. Let the mixture boil and reduce to the desired consistency.
(For the consistency shown in the picture, simmer for about 10 min, stirring occasionally.)
-Check for salt. Garnish with a little coriander leaves /cilantro, if desired.
-Enjoy Poondu Kozhambu with hot rice, Potato curry and chips!
This recipe serves four.