Thursday, January 15, 2009
Pulikozhambhu can be made in different varieties like with vettals[chuddakkai,marthankali etc...]
or with vegetables like eggplant,okra,karela and onion.
Eggplant - 4 medium chopped in to small cubes
Onion-1 medium chopped into small chunk
tamarind water - 2 1/4 cups
pulikozhambhu powder /sambar powder - 3/4 tbs
sesame oil -1tbs
curry leaves -7-8
Soak a golf ball size tamarind in 2 1/4 cups warm water an squeeze the juice out.Strain it and keep it aside.
In a pan add the seasoning,curry leaves and oil ,when it splutters add the onion and eggplant .Saute until the raw smell of onion disappears.
Add the tamarind juice,turmeric powder and salt and cook in medium flame until eggplant is soft.
Mix kozhambhu powder with 2 tbs water and make a paste. Add this to the eggplant kozhambhu and bring it to boil. Add the hing and remove from the flame.
Serve hot with rice.