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Puli Kuzhambu Recipe

August 28, 2009 By: admin Category: Sambar/Gravy No Comments →


Tamarind – small lemon size

Thick butter milk(slightly sour) – 150 ml or 1 glass

Ladies finger – cut into 1 inch pieces

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – to garnish

Salt – to taste

For Masala:

Dry Red chillies – 6

Urad dhal – 2 tablespoon

Fenugreek – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Grated coconunt – 1/2 cup

coconut oil – 2 tsp


1. Take a tawa, heat 1 tsp coconut oil and fry the masala ingredients except coconut.

2. Allow it to cool and get them grinded along with coconut adding little water.

3. Extract thick juice from tamarind adding little water.

4. Take a thick bottomed vessel and add the tamarind juice and salt and allow it to boil.

5. Now add the ladies finger and allow it to cook.

6. When half cooked, add the paste and stir well.

7. After 5 mins, add the butter milk and boil for just 4-5 mins and turn off the stove.

8. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil and add mustard and curry leaves and season it over the prepared kuzhambu.

Puli Kuzhambu

Puli Kuzhambu

This is a traditional recipe that goes very well when served with parupu usili, chepan kizhangu fry and vazhaikai poriyal.