Sundaikaai (Turkey Berry) Kulambu

Turkey Berry ( Sundaikaai)

Turkey berries are called Sundaikaai in Tamil, are bitter and tangy in taste. 

But eating out regularly, these berries control blood sugar levels, produce red blood cells and keep anemia, production of red blood cells, cure stomach aches due to indigestion, keeps worms our and so keep anemia, diarrhea, acidity problems at bay. 


This recipe is good for digestion. Gingerly oil is used to make this Kulambu (Gravy). If you are allergic to sesame seeds, then avoid using it. Instead use any vegetable oil. 

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 5 mins


Turkey Berries ( 1/2 cup)
Gingerly Oil (2 tbsp)
Tamarind Paste (1 tsp) / Tamarind Extract (1/2 cup) 
Small Onions (10, cut lengthwise)
Rock Salt
Chilli Powder (2 tsp)
Coriander Powder (3 tsp)
Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
Fenugreek (1/2 tsp)
Mustard (1 tsp)
Curry Leaves


Keep kadai on stove.
Heat Gingerly oil and fry the Sundaikaai (Turkey Berries) till it becomes dark brown. 

Take out & Keep aside.

On that kadai, put the fenugreek and mustard seeds. Let it splutters. 

Add onions, curry leaves and fry well till onions become brown.

Next add the masala powders and tamarind paste. Add little water to fry the masala powders. Otherwise, they will be dry and roasted black. If you are adding tamarind extract, that water is enough to fry. 

Stir it until the raw smell disappears.

Add more water and salt. Bring to boil.

Turn off the stove when the required thick consistency of kulambu is reached. 

At last add the fried Sundaikaai. 

Ready to eat. 
Done ! 


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