Poondu kuzhambu/ Cook without vegetable

Written by: 7aumsuvai
Simple kuzhambu prepared with garlic/Poondu, onion and tomato. Now we are in a situation were less vegetables are available to cook. Cooking without vegetables are challenging thing to do 24x7, this curry/kuzhambu is one such recipe which is also healthy too.

Serves 3 to 4
  • 10 to 20 no’s – Garlic
  • 10 no’s – Small onion/Sambar onion
  • 1 no – Tomato chopped
  • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp – Red chili powder (or add as needed)
  • 2 tsp – Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp – Sesame oil/ gingelly oil
  • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram/ Urad dal
  • fresh curry leaves
  • pinch of asafoetida
Preparation method:
  1. Heat sesame oil in a pan, season it with the items given in the list for seasonings. Followed by small onion, saute for few seconds. Next add tomato saute until mushy.
  2. Add garlic, saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Followed by turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and  coriander powder,saute until the raw smell goes.
  3. Add water around 1 to 1 1/2 cup along with enough salt, bring it to boil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until you reach the desired consistency you want.Switch of the stove and serve with hot rice.

  • Do not over cook garlic as it will not taste good.
  • Do not add too much water while cooking as it will affect the consistency of the curry.

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