Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A very simple and easy to prepare tangy and tasty curry loaded with garlic. An ultimate delicacy and treat for garlic lovers. The garlic cloves have a mild sweet taste. I learnt to make this from my mother. This curry can be served with plain steamed rice. It tastes good with idli, dosa and even roti.

Here is the recipe..

Serves 3 - 4

Ingredients :
Garlic cloves - 30, more or less as required
Onion - 1/2 medium chopped
Tomato - 4 medium pureed
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Tamarind - lime sized
Green chilli - 2 or as per spice
Salt as per taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1 Teaspoon or as per spice level
Water as required
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon chopped

Method :
1. Peel the garlic and keep it aside.
2. Soak tamarind in water.
3. In a cooking vessel heat oil.
4. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.
5. Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute.
6. Add the garlic cloves and fry till they start to turn golden.
7. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
8. Add the pureed tomatoes.
9. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.
10. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
11. Extract juice from the tamarind and add it to the curry. Cook for 10 minutes.
12. Add water as required to adjust the consistency. Cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.
13. Garnish with coriander leaves. 

Enjoy garlic curry.

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