Garlic curry / pundu kozhambu / vellipai koora

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2

for Grinding:

Coconut : 3 table spoon (grated)

Coriander powder : 1 table spoon

Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 tea spoon

Poppy seeds : half tea spoon (optional)

Grind all the above ingredients into a smooth paste.

For Gravy:

Mustard seeds : Half tea spoon

Urad Dhal : Half tea spoon

Channa Dhal : Half tea spoon

Curry Leaves : 2 strings

Onion : 1 No. Finely chopped

Garlic : 12 to 15 pods

Chilli Powder : 1 table spon

Tamarind paste : 1 table spoon

Turmeric powder : Qtr tea spoon

Tomato : 1 No.

Oil and Salt to taste

Coriander Leaves for garnish


  • Heat oil in a pan, add Mustard Seeds, Urad Dhal, Channa Dhal, Curry leaves and fry.
  • Add garlic and fry a little now add Turmeric, Onions and fry till they are golden brown.
  • Add tomato and fry till the raw smell goes away.
  • Now add the ground paste, Chilli powder into this mixture with enough water and let it cook for about 10 to 12 minutes till the raw smell in the gravy goes away and Garlic is cooked.
  • Add Salt and Tamarind paste to this mixture according to taste.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves and Serve with Rice.


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