Sep 19, 2008

Vendakkai ( Okra ) Puzhi Kuzhambu

Puzhi means tamarind in Tamil and Kuzhambu
is gravy.Other than Sambhar Puzhi Kuzhambu is the next
most popular veg gravy in TamilNadu . Veggies that is
more suited for this gravy are Eggplant , Okra , Bitter gourd ,
Potato ...Here I am using vendakkai to make this Kuzhambu.
Okra - 1/4 kg
Onion chopped - 2 tblsp
Tomato chopped - 1 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard , urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Wash okra in water and using a kitchen towel pat dry them.
  • Cut into thin small rounds and spread separately in a big round plate . Allow them to dry completely.
  • In a kadai heat oil . Add mustard urad dal .
  • After it splutters add onions and saute well . Then add tomato and stir well .
  • Now add the okras and saute well . Okra tends to be very sticky . Stir well .
  • Then add the dry powders and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Allow it to boil and add tamarind paste and salt.
  • Keep in the medium flame and once a thick gravy forms switch off the flame.
  • Add 1 tblsp of coconut paste if you want a thick gravy.

Serve hot with rice and pappads.


Uma said...

oooh, looks so delicious Kamala!

Cham said...

I made ready with hot rice and papad Kamala, I would live with only puli kozhambu ! Looks perfect and delicious one Kamala!

Divya Vikram said...

I make it the same way akka.Perfect with rice and appalam..


yummy kuzhambu ... love anything with okra

Srivalli said...

I have never tried my hands with this..looks nice..

notyet100 said...

this looks yum, for me...

Illatharasi said...

Love your puli kozhambhu.... looks yummy:)

Laavanya said...

That looks soo yummy & tangy.