Poondu Kuzhambu

The health benefits of Garlic are too many to enumerate.Scientists now wonder if its a spice / medicine / both!!!Here is a simple and tangy garlic gravy to go with steamed rice.

I used:

Garlic-20 pods [medium sized]
Tamarind extract-1 cup, thick
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Asafoetida powder- a pinch
Curry leaves-a few
Red chillies-3
Salt to taste
Sesame seed oil/ Gingelly oil- 2 teaspoons + 1 teaspoon

Dry roast and powder

Coriander seeds- 1 teaspoon
Peppercorns-1 teaspoon
Channa dhal-1 teaspoon
Toor dhal-1 teaspoon
Urad dhal-1/2 a teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds-1/2 a teaspoon
Red chillies-2
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoons

This delicious dish is for Think spice-Think tamarind event hosted here in my blog.Think spice is the brain-child of Sunita,which celebrates the uniqueness of spices in our kitchen.

Here are some more garlic based recipes

Garlic gravy
Garlic Rice
Garlic Pickle
Spicy garlic spread

Bon Appetit...

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