Jun 3, 2017

Chilkadadumpa,Bendakaya Pulusu

SWEET POTATO AND OKRA IN TAMARIND GRAVY
Iam going to start This edition with a simple and healthy dish. Which is a very favorite at home and is a must once in a week day lunch. I usually make this tamarind base gravies with a stir fry like Cabbage or carrot or with beans. This Pulusu is a traditional Andhra recipe which we can make different vegetables. 
INGREDIENTS:---
Chilakada dumpa(sweet potato)  ----  2 medium
Bendakayalu (okra)  ---  10
Tomato --- 1 big chopped
Red chilli powder -- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder --- 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Jaggery --- 1 tab sp grated
Tamarind -- 1 big lemon sized(about 5 gms or 1 tab sp Tamarind pulp)
For seasoning:---
Oil --- 2 tab sp
Red chillies -- 2 broken
Mustard seeds -- 1 tea sp
Fenugreek powder -- 1/4 tea sp
Asafoetida -- 1/4 tea sp
A few curry leaves
                                                                               


METHOD:-----
Scrub and wash sweet potato to remove any mud on it and cut in to half inch rounds. Cut okra in to one inch pieces
1. Soak tamarind in water and extract juice with 1 cup water if using tamarind pulp mix with 1tab sp tamarind pulp with 1 cup water.
2. Cook Sweet potato in 1 cup water with salt and turmeric till half cooked.
Heat one tab.sp oil in a pan add okra pieces and fry in a medium heat for few minutes and add okra pieces to sweet potato pieces. 
 3.  Then add tamarind water to the vegetables add red chilli powder mix well and cook till raw smell of the tamarind disappears and gravy becomes thick it will take about 10 - 15 min.
 4. Now add jaggery mix well and cook 5 more min. check and adjust the salt.
If you feel like gravy is not enough thick mix 1 tea sp rice flour in little water and add this to Pulusu in this stage.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add fenugreek powder,asafoetida and curry leaves fry for few sec and add this to Pulusu.
Serve hot with steamed rice, muddapappu and any stir fry with few drops of ghee.
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3 comments:

Srivalli said...

Padma, I have never used sweet potatoes in gravies like this. I love it as such or mixed with sugar..this sounds like a filling dish!..must surely make it.

vaishali sabnani said...

Welcome back and that curry looks awesome, like Valli said even I have never used sweet potato in gravies..and that cabbage it looks a hit too.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I love tamarind based gravies. THis one with sweet potato is so new to me, but it sounds so delicious. That thali looks so inviting..