Tamarind - 1medium lime size ball
( Soak it in warm water & extract the juice.Dilute with required amount of water)
Salt to taste
Kara kulambu podi - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Jaggery - a pinch
Chopped onion - 1/4
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Fresh garlic - 12
( peeled & sliced,if your garlic are small variety no need to slice add them whole)
Chopped curry & coriander leaves - little
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
Homemade Vadagam - 1 & 1/2 tsp
( If you don't have vadagam add little mustard,methi seeds,jeera & urad dal for tempering)
Crushed garlic -1
Curry leaves - few
Take tamarind juice in a bowl add salt,turmeric powder & kara kulambu powder,mix & keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.Now add the onion & garlic fry till they are light brown.Add the tomato saute for a minute.
Pour the tamarind mixture add water accordingly.Cover & cook till the gravy thickens & raw smell has completely disappeared.
Switch off the stove pour 1 tsp of sesame oil,a pinch of jaggery,curry & coriander leaves.
Mix well & best served with hot rice.
a) If you don't have kara kulambu podi replace it with red chilly & coriander powder.
b) Small onions gives best taste to your gravy.
c)Adding sesame oil at the end gives nice flavour to the dish.
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