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Poondu milagu kuzhambu recipe | How to make poondu milagu kuzhambu recipe

Poondu milagu kuzhambu recipe-Tangy and spicy stew with garlic and black peppercorns. Very easy kuzhambu recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Harini


  • Grind to a smooth paste:
  • 2 tablespoons urad dal
  • 2 tablespoons gram dal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • For kuzhambu
  • 1 medium lemon sized tamarind ball
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 small eggplants chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 small piece of jaggery
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds


  • Heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a pan and fry gram dal,urad dal,dried red chillies,coriander seeds till golden brown. Switch off the flame and add add curry leaves. Mix well and let cool. Grind to a coarse/smooth paste. Soak tamarind in water and extract thick juice.
  • In the same pan add 1 more teaspoon sesame oil and temper with mustard seeds.Add fenugreek seeds and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic cloves,chopped eggplants and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the tamarind juice and bring to a boil. Add 1 1/2 cups water,salt,turmeric powder and mix well. Let boil for 10 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well. Boil for 10 minutes. Add jaggery and cook till the gravy thickens. Once the stew is thick,add 1/2 teaspoon oil and remove from flame. Serve poondu milagu kuzhambu hot with rice.


1. For any kuzhambu sesame oil tastes best
2. I have used coriander powder as I did not have seeds. I used 1 tablespoon powder
3. You can use ready made tamarind paste too


Calories: 239kcal