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Puli Kulumbu


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This is one of the traditional Chettinad recipe that goes well with white rice. You can add vegetables like Brussel sprouts, Brinjal, raw banana, or drumstick or just prepare the kulumbu with just onions and garlic.

For the seasoning:
Mustard seeds
Fenugreek seeds
curry leaves

Other ingredients
Garlic - 20 to 30 pieces cut lengthwise if big
Small onions (preferred) or big red onions - 1 cup finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Corriander powder - 1 teasspoon
Veggies like brussel sprouts, brinjal, drumstick or raw banana - 1/2 cup if needed

In a pan add oil (gingely oil preferred), then add the seasonings, then add the chopped onions and garlic and fry for a few minutes. At this time add the cut veggies (Veggies is not mandatory). In a bowl add water and then mix it with chilli powder, turmeric powde, corriander powder and salt. Add this mixture to the pan, and cook in medium flame until the kulumbu becomes thick. If you add 2 cups of water the mixture should be cooked until it reduces to 1 cup.

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