Sesame oil- 3 tblsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Tamarind - 1 lemon size
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder- 1 tspn
Coriander powder- 1 tspn
Black Pepper corn – 1 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp
Dried red chillies-2 (broken into into)
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Chopped Red onion or shallot - 1 cup
Tomato - 1 big size(chopped)
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 1 tsp(optional)
1.Heat oil in a pan.Add black pepper corn,garlic and onion and saute well till golden brown.
2.Allow them to cool and take ¾ portion of garlic separate and grind the remaining portion.
3.Heat oil in a pan .Add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.let it crackle and Sprinkle the asafoetida and add dried red chillies.
4.Then add the chopped tomatoes and let it mash completely.
5.Add the grinded paste and then allow the oil to oozes out.
6.Add garlic pods and curry leaves
7.Add chilli powder ,coriander powder and turmeric powder. fry till the raw smell of the powders go away.
8.Add the tamarind extract and jaggery(optional).
9.Wait till the kulambu becomes a thick gravy . Allow it to boil well till oil oozes out.
Serve with rice,chappathi or curd rice.