Drumstick and Brinjal Puli Kulambu(Spicy Vegetable curry)

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Last saturday I was little bored so I went to the redbox and took the Julie and Julia movie,guess what I just loved that movie.Its an Inspirational and true story.Its all about the girl and her passion about the cooking.Julie who used to live in top of the pizzeria store in Queens,NY.She also had a full time job in Goverment Agency.Being tired of her daily routine,she wants to do something different,other than cooking she doesnt have anything to do,She wants to write a book,but she thought its not that easy,so her husband gave an Idea why dont you start a blog,so she started a blog about Julia child(an american cook famous for her French cooking)recepies,she started cooking all her recepies and started blogging about it.In the beginning she didnt even got a single comments,when the time runs her blog became very famous.She too became very famous after an editorial interview.She is no longer living in the top of pizzeria,she is a famous writer now.I even saw her blog its wonderful. There is also another true story about Julia Child(an american cook famous for her French cooking),running behind the movie.Totally it was an awesome movie,I wish everyone of my blogging friends should watch this movie atleast once,I bet you will love it.I enjoyed each and every scene of the movie.If you have already seen this movie please do comment about it.This is the url of Julie blog,http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/.

Puli Kulambu,is nothing but a kind of stew made with vegetables and Tamrind juice.Its one of the very tasty dish in Tamil nadu,India.It is little spicy dish,but you can adjust spiceness according to your level.Actual recepie dont need any milk,but adding the milk will definetly enhances the taste.

You need
Onion-1 (medium Finely chopped)
tomato-2(small finely chopped)
brinjal-2(small slited lengthwise into four)
drumstick-4-5 pieces
shallots-4-5(crushed into pieces)
garlic-4-5(crushed into pieces)
dry chillies-2(crush it into 2-3 pieces)
sambar powder/kulambu milagai thool-2-3 tsp
tamrind-a lemon size(squeeze the juice out of it with 1 cup of water)
boiled milk-1/2 cup

For Tempering

sesame oil-2 tbsp
mustard seeds-1 tsp
zeera seeds-1 tsp
methi seeds-1/2 tsp
hing- a pinch
curry leaves


In a kadai add the oil and all the items for tempering,when it starts splutter add the dry chillies,garlic and shallots.fry it for few mnts

Now add the onion and fry it until it is translucent.Add the tomatoes fry it until it becomes like a complete paste.Add the sambhar powder and salt.Also add the drumstick and brinjal,fry until the oil seperates from it.

Add the tamrind and some water to it and allow it to boil for 5-7 mnts/until the vegetables cooked completely.

Now add the milk and allow it to boil for 2-3 mnts.


  1. Tangy and colorful kozhumbu! Adding milk is new to me.

  2. Wow.. the color is so tempting. :) Looks perfect.

  3. Hi. I have to still watch the movie...must get the DVD sometime and watch it.
    Check out this link too http://www.pbs.org/juliachild/
    I love kulambu of any sort and urs looks tempting enough.Drop by sometime and check out my space..

  4. OMG look at the color its so vibrant and yummy who can resist this all I need is some steaming rice there it goes nothing left for anyone ;)

  5. Very tempting......Yummy with hot rice.

  6. Looks so spicy and delicious....love to have it with rice n dosas!

  7. Looks delicious and tempting dear...

  8. meena, the colour is really gorgeous.paathaaley saapadanum pola irukku.

  9. Curry looks fantastic, i love the flavors in this!

  10. Wow......puli kulambu looks awesome and delicious.

  11. Hi... I saw that movie like a month back and I too entered a post about it in my blog the very next minute the movie was over :)... I liked the movie so much!:), Puli kuzhambu looks very nice!

  12. Beautiful click...Curry looks spicy and yummy...

  13. we also watched the movie and loved every bit of it... and your puli kuzhambu looks very tasty.. nice pic....

  14. First time here, and the recipe is going to get me hooked! Looks delicious! Great color!

  15. 幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

  16. The very thought of pulu kuzhambu sounds tantalizing...wonderful choice of veggies in there.

  17. Sorry, made a typo' intended puli kuzhambu...

  18. This kuzhambu is so delicious..nice click too..

  19. Kuzhabhu looks delicious. with rice and a drop of ghee it will by yummy.

  20. Love this puli kuzhambu. Looks gorgious.

  21. Very nice blog......if time permits visit my blog........

  22. Looks yummy..i love this kuzhambu.. following you..