Chettinad Vendakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe

Vendaikkai Puli Kulambu for Lunch. It is a very popular South Indian curry prepared with ladies finger.The rich flavor & tangy vendakkai puli kuzhambu goes very well along with cooked rice, any kootu or poriyal variety and with papad or appalam.

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How to Make Vendakkai Puli Kulambu Recipe

Learn how to make vendaikkai Puli Kulambu for Lunch. It is a very popular South Indian curry prepared with ladies finger.It is a traditional dish and very good accompaniment for plain rice and idly etc.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for Vendakkai Puli Kulambu

  • 1 cup chopped Ladies finger / vendakkai
  • 15 Sambar onion
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 tsp kulambu powder
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind juice
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1 red chilli powder
  • 1/2 turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed


  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds


How to cook the recipe

  • Heat the pan, add 2 tbsp oil and add all spices(mustard seeds, dry red chilli, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds)
  • when the seeds get splutter add the onion, fry it till the onion get transparent.
  • Now add tomato, stir it till the tomato gets fully smashed.
  • After tomato gets smashed, add ladies finger(vendakkai) let the color of ladies finger changed..
  • Now add salt to taste and red chilli powder, turmeric powder, kulambu powder, add water after the raw smell of chill powder gone..
  • Let the water boil, make the tamarind water(puli karaichal) ready..
  • Add the tamarind water to the pan. let it get boil to the gravy consistency. now switch off the stove.
  • Vendakkai puli kulambu is ready.
  • Enjoy.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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