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Kathirikai Puli Kulambu Recipe
Brinjal recipes have become a routine at home these days. After ennai kathirikai kulambu my fav is this Kathirikai Puli Kuzhambu....make some rice,a simple stir fry and you are done with your meal. There were days when I used to hate brinjals and now I wonder myself for being a great lover of brinjals :)

Kathirikai Puli Kulambu Recipe

Kathrikai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Brinjals - 8 to 10
Small Onion - 10
Garlic - 5 pearls
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Tamarind – 1 small lemon size
Red Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Water - 1 cup
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Vadagam - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few


  1. In a pan heat oil - add the items under 'to temper' let it splutter then add onion and garlic saute till nicely browned.Meanwhile slit the brinjals like shown(a plus sign) and add the brinjals.
    How to make puli kuzhambu - Step1
  2. Saute well till brinjals shrink, add water and let it get cooked.Add tamarind to water and mash it up well and extract the pulp.
    How to make puli kuzhambu - Step2
  3. Add the tamarind pulp once brinjals turn soft, allow it to boil. Now add turmeric, red chilli and coriander powders.Add required salt.Grind coconut to a fine paste with little water.
    How to make puli kuzhambu - Step3
  4. Add the coconut paste and allow it boil for few more mins until it reaches a thick kulambu consistency and oil starts separating.Switch off. How to make puli kuzhambu - Step4
Cool down and store in a clean airtight container.

My Notes:

Kathirikai Puli Kulambu Recipe