Puli means tamarind in Malayalam and tamil. Saar means curry. Puli venda saar means boiled tamarind curry. Venda saar is a very traditional curry of tamil brahmins. If we dont have any vegetable or if you are in a hurry to make some curry this one is the best option. Those who like tamarind flavour will enjoy this. We are not adding any spice powders. I used only red and green chillies to make this. More than that with in 6 to 7 minutes this curry will be ready. We can have this with hot rice. My grand ma Anthammai used to make this. I got this recipe from her 35 years back before my marriage. Let us see how to make this.
Preparation time approx 6 to 7 minutes.
A big amla size tamarind soak in water and take juice. or 1 tbsp tamarind paste.
5 green chillies. cut in to 2 or 3.
5 to 6 red chillies.
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
salt to taste.
1 tbsp jaggery powder
1 tbsp oil.
1 tsp mustard seeds.
1 tsp methi seeds.
few curry leaves.
In a kadai heat the oil. Then add mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add methi seeds. When the colour changes add asafoetida, green and red chillies then curry leaves. Fry for a second and add diluted tamarind water. I have added 3 cups of tamarind water. ( thin consistency). Add turmeric powder and salt. Let it boil. Add the powdered jaggery and boil. Switch off the stove and serve hot with rice.