Verum Puli

A simple and easy to make tamarind curry


  • 1 cup Shallots
  • 7 Dry chilly
  • 1 teaspoon Fenugreek powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon sized Tamarind, soaked in water and pulp extracted
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  2. Add shallots and dry chilly. Fry for few minutes.
  3. Add turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  4. Add half of the tamarind water and switch off. Allow it to cool.
  5. Mash the mixture using your hand and add the remaining tamarind water.
  6. Cook this mixture for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Add fenugreek powder, asafoetida and salt to taste. Switch off the stove.
  8. Serve Verum puli with rice.

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