My Notes and Variations : You can omit jaggery if you dont like sweet taste in ur curry but the show recommended to add it and we luved it as the tangy spicy taste compliments well with the sweetness. You can also add veggies like brinjal and bhindis with garlic. Just saute the veggies like we do for garlic and onion and follow the same procedure. The red chillies can be adjusted as per ur spice level adjust chilli powder accordingly.
This receipe is exactly similar to the one given in sharmispassions... http://www.sharmispassions.com/2010/09/spicy-chettinad-poondu-puli-kuzhambu_21.html - 26 Aug 2013