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Monday, March 30, 2009

Podi Pachi Pulusu


Tamarind – Big lemon sized or 3 Tablespoons tamarind taste
Tomatoes – 2 medium sized (finely chopped)
Onions – 1 Large sized (finely chopped)
Green chillis – 4 (adjust to your taste) (sliced lengthwise)
Ground nuts – 2 Tbsps
Sesame – 1 Tbsp
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds powder – ¼ tsp (menthi podi)

For Tempering/seasoning

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Pinch of Asafetida (Inguva/Hing)
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

1) Extract paste from tamarind and keep aside (you can keep tamarind with little water in Microwave for 1 minute to extract the paste immediately)

2) Dry roast groundnuts and sesame seeds and make a podi (powder) by adding chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fenugreek seeds powder and salt.

3) Mix the podi and tamarind paste with 3 to 4 cups of water and keep aside.

4) Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they crack, add cumin seeds and let them crack. Add curry leaves, asafetida, chopped onions, sliced green chillies and fry until onions turn transparent. Add chopped tomatoes and mix.

5) Add the podi/tamarind mix and let it cook for 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Hot with steamed rice, vadiyalu/appalam and Any vegetable fry/vepudu.

This can be a replacement for Rasam. We usually eat this with Rice and Chikkudukaya Curry. Sending this to WYF: Side dish event hosted by easycrafts

1 comment:

  1. This is new to me..must try when I feel lazy to make rasam..thanks for participating


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