Kathirikkai puli kuzhambu

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Kathirikkai puli kuzhambu is a tangy and spicy gravy that goes well with white rice even with chappathi.

Kathirikkai puli kuzhambu


      • 1 cup – Sambar onion (crushed as shown in picture)
      • 1/2 cup – Garlic (crushed as shown in picture)
      • 1 no – Tomato (nicely ripped)
      • 5 to 6 nos – Brinjal / eggplant / kathirikkai (as shown in picture)
      • 1 no – Tamarind (gooseberry size)
      • 1 pinch – Turmeric powder (optional)
      • 11/2 tsp – Red chili powder (as needed)
      • 1 tsp – Pepper powder
      • Salt as needed


      • 3 tbsp – Sesame oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 2 pinch – Fenugreek seeds
      • 4 to 5 nos – Curry leaves

Kathirikkai puli kuzhambu process

Preparation method:

  1. Soak tamarind in 1 cup warm water and squeeze out the pulp.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add crushed sambar onion and garlic, saute for few seconds or until translucent.
  3. Then add chopped tomato and saute until mushy. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and pepper powder, saute until raw smell goes off.
  4. Add eggplant / kathirikkai, cover with lid and  cook until 3/4 done. Finally add tamarind water along with required salt and allow them to cook completely. Serve hot with white rice and appalam, also goes well with chappathi.

Kathirikkai puli kuzhambu


  • You can always replace eggplant with drumstick, ladies finger.
  • Do not add much water in this recipe except tamarind water.
  • Using turmeric powder is completely optional.

Kathirikkai puli kuzhambu


  1. Real tangy curry...

  2. so tempting.. I love puli kuzhambu

  3. கடாய் கத்திரிக்காய் குழம்பு கண்ணிற்கும்
    நாவிற்கும் சுவையான விருந்து !

  4. its so tempting dear.. today i too made puli kuzhambu..

  5. today i too made puli kuzhambu dear.. its so tempting .. nice clicks..

  6. Real feast to eyes, droolworthy tangy gravy.

  7. This is such a tempting puli. Luv it.

    BTW I am your 101 follower.

  8. I am trying these recipes now a days...excellent. this is my 4th one


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