Sunday, April 6, 2008

Thick Garlic Curry

This Garlic Curry had been my favourite comforting one, whenever i get affected by cold or when iam in short of vegetables, I prepare this Thick Garlic Pulusu.  My brother hates garlic to the core extent. if he see me eating garlic, he won't touch me that day or till he forgets that. My mom used to have a very difficult time in handling garlic in food for my brother. But my brother dont mind eating garlic in other people's house or at the restaurants. funny isn't it?

Coming to this Garlic Curry..I just followed the recipe from one of my favourite cook book..AVM 'N' Mangayar Choice-3

Poondu Kuzhambu


           Small Onions - 1/2 cup(12 nos.)
 Garlic -10
 Tomatoes -1
 Tamarind - lemon size 
(soaked in 1/4 cup of warm water and squeeze to get thick pulp)
 Turmeric Powder - 1/2 spoon
 Curry leaves - 8 

For Tadka / Thalippu

 Oil- 1 tbsp
 Mustard - 1/4 spoon
 Urad dal - 1/4 spoon
 Fenugreek - 8 seeds

To Fry and Grind into paste:
Oil - 1/4 tsp  
Red chilli-3
Corriander seeds-1 spoon
Pepper- 1 spoon
Cumin- 1/4 spoon
Fennel-1/4 spoon
Cashews - 8 nos.


In a pan, add 1/4 tsp of  oil, fry red chilli, corriander seeds, cumin, pepper and sombu(fennel) till they reach golden color. cool and grind into a paste along with cashews and some water.

In a kadai, add 1 tbsp of sesame oil, add mustard, when it pops, add fenugreek and urad dal. fry them.

Now add small onions , curry leaves and garlic. fry them well, till they get cooked. add chopped tomatoes and salt. let the tomatoes get soft and cooked.

Now add turmeric powder and the grinded paste. mix well.

Then add tamarind water and water required for your consistency. let them boil. the curry gets thick because of cashews, so add little more water to get your required consistency.

Add curry leaves and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice or dosa's.

Thick Garlic Curry

Now This Thick Garlic Curry is on its way to JIHVA-Garlic hosted by Mathy.


  1. Mouth watering, can imagine the wonderful smell.

  2. Looks awesome Lavi :) Suvaiyana Oru Kuzhambu

  3. delicious curry, Lavi! Good one.

  4. Looks delish Lavi, love the colour!

  5. i love garlic.. any recipe that contains garlic.. ur recipe looks great. cant wait to try this out.

  6. I really dont believe the "luv at first sight " concept...but I have to tell u now that I do NOW! The pic swept me so going to try this

  7. I love garlic...this dish looks amazing! I am saving this to try soon :)

  8. Nice pic.The colour of the curry looks great!Yummy looking dish.

  9. Yeah,love at first sight! book marked!

  10. The curry looks awesome ....a gr8 recipe:)

  11. Oh I love garlic.
    This curry is new to me.
    Looks so good.
    I can just imagine me eating them with rice. Yuumm.
    Why can't we just order things we see in a blog and eat them ;-)

  12. What a wonderful curry, Lavi. And I'm sure the cashews must give a creaminess and sweetness that would beautifully compliment the spicy heat of the garlic.

  13. Yum, yum, yum!!! Lavi, that looks fantastic! Love the pics, too! :)

  14. Hi Lavi, First time here. Garlic curry looks great, i really like your blog :))

    Plz do visit @

  15. Garlic curry looks yum! I love this.. have a version posted on my blog too!

  16. I can taste it from the pic lavi,DELECIOUSS

  17. Thats looks really good,must tasted yummy........

  18. The curry looks simple to make Lavi..will try it soon..

  19. Really it's worth of trying..Looking forward for your feedback's.

  20. I love this garlic curry. I am from Erode.In our family my patti always gives this garlic kolambu to any new mother.
    I guess this really helps the new mother.I am going to try your recipe.Looks so good. Thanks for posting.


  21. Hey LAvi I had made it the other day and it was so so yummy..was thinking abt taking pics and posting on my blog but I couldn't wait to taste it an finished everythng up :(

  22. Thnx a lot for this recipe ! I just prepared this and came out pretty good ! I had it with rice and appalams :)

  23. Great to hear Shiva..Hope it will become your favourite comforting curry soon!

  24. hi Lavi.. First time visiting your blog. Tried this garlic pulusu recipe and it was awesome :-)).. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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  26. Hi Just now i tried this curry,,, came out very well... Thanks for sharing this,,,


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