Garlic Thokku – Poondu Kuzhambu

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This poondu kuzhambu / garlic gravy is a thick gravy, almost as thick as a pickle. It is very tasty and healthy and goes well with rice. It can be refrigerated and consumed for about 3 -4 days.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Ingredients

Chopped onions, tomatoes.

Peeled garlic.

Washed curry leaves

Mustard, fenugreek and cumin seeds for seasoning

Tamarind pulp

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

 Method

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Season with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Then add curry leaves followed by onions.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

When the onions are golden brown, add tomatoes and continue to stir fry.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

When the tomatoes are soft and cooked, add garlic cloves.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Continue to stir fry for a few minutes in medium heat.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Add tamarind pulp.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Add salt.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Allow it to simmer in low heat.  Food with tamarind taste better if they simmer for a long time in low heat.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

Tasty poondu thokku is ready.  Refrigerate and use dry spoon to scoop out to extend shelf life.

Garlic pickle - poondu thokku - poondu kuzambu recipe

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