If you like food from the Southern part of India, you can’t miss trying to cook Kalagura Pulusu. It is an Andhra-style sweet and tangy vegetable stew that is quite delicious. This is a one-pot vegetable curry that includes a good amount of spiciness and tanginess. You can use different types of veggies to prepare this curry. In this easy recipe, we will be using drumstick, bottle gourd, and potatoes.
You will get the base of the dish by adding whole spices to the recipe. The Andhra style Kalaguru Pulusu can be served with hot steamed rice, and you can also finish off the Sunday treat by including gajar ka halwa.
Before we try to know how to cook Kalaguru Pulusu, let’s know about the vast amount of ingredients you need to cook this delicious vegetable stew.
- One large potato (skin should be peeled and chopped into cubes)
- One drumstick (cut it into the 1-inch stick)
- One cup lauki (Chopped into small cubes)
- One cup pearl onions
- Two green chilies
- One tablespoon jaggery (for sweetness)
- 1 cup tamarind water (For tanginess)
- Salt as per your taste
Ingredients That You Will Grind
- One tablespoon coriander seed
- One teaspoon methi seeds
- Two dry red chilies
- 1 tbsp chana dal
- 1 tbsp white urad dal (split)
- T teaspoon cumin seeds
Ingredients To Temper
- One teaspoon mustard seed
- Curry leaves
- One teaspoon red chili powder
- One pinch asafoetida
Follow these steps to cook delicious Kalagura Pulusu.
- Cut and chop veggies. Keep the veggies ready and heat a skillet with oil.
- Add chana dal, urad dal, coriander, red chilies, methi seeds, and cumin seeds in the oil. Fry all these spices until you get a light brown color and delicious aroma from the mixture.
- Cool this mixture and add a little water. Grind all these spices to form a creamy paste.
- Take a pressure cooker with oil and add onion to it. Saute the onion till it turns translucent. Add green chili to it and saute it. Add all vegetables that you have cut and chopped. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder and give it a mix.
- Add the paste you have just made. Also, add jaggery, tamarind water, and salt to the mixture. Cook them for almost ten minutes.
- Turn off the heat, and the pressure releases itself.
- Heat a small pan. Add oil to it and begin your preparation for tempering.
- Once the oil is heated in the pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Leave it for 10 seconds on heat.
- Add urad daal and chili powder. Pour the tempering over the Kalaguru Pulusu.
- Serve it hot with steamed rice.
You will love the spiciness and tanginess of this yummy recipe.
If you want to include the taste of Andhra at your dinner table, try cooking Kalagura Pulusu this weekend. You will fall in love with the aroma and taste of this recipe. Try this recipe and let us know how much you loved it.