Puli Venda saar.

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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Looks delish! We do make something similar and serve it with sutta appalam.

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    1. Thats nice Megala. Thank you

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