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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Vankaya alasandalu pulusu - Karamani Kathirikkai Kuzhambu

Vankaya Alasandalu Pulusu is an authentic South Indian kuzhambu Recipe made with Brinjal & Cowpeas(Alasandalu). Cooked brinjal & Cowpeas are simmered in tangy tamarind juice & spiced with Sambar Powder. It Goes well with Steamed Rice.



                                                                   

Vankaya Alasanadalu Pulusu

 Prep Time :  10   min. 
Cook Time : 20 - 25  minute.
Recipe Category:Kuzhambu
Recipe Cusine South Indian
Serves:4

Ingredients

Brinjal - 4.
Alasandalu/Cowpeas/karamani - 1/2 cup.
Tamarind - Goosebery size.
Pearl onions - 10.
Tomato - 1.
Sambar powder - 2 tsp.
salt - As needed.
Coriander leaves -  few.

To temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Hing - A Generous Pinch.
Curry leaves - 1 sprig.
oil - to fry.


  Preparation
  • Pressure cook the cowpeas with needed water for 5 - 6 whistles till it turns soft.
  • Peel the skin of Pearl onions.
  • Chop the tomato.
  • Chop the brinjal & place it in a bowl of water to avoid discoloration.
  • Soak the tamarind in water for half an hour, then squeeze it, throw the pulp & retain juice.


Method
  • Heat the oil add mustard seeds. When it splutters add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds sizzles add  curry leaves, Methi seeds & hing.Give a quick Mix.
  • Add pearl onions, saute till it turns pink.



  • Then add tomato saute for 2 minutes.
  • Then add  chopped brinjal saute for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Then add needed water & cook till brinjals turns soft.
  • Then add tamarind juice, cooked cowpeas(alasandalu), sambar powder & salt.



  • Cook for few minutes till raw smell of tamarind juice Goes off & it gets kuzambu(Pulusu) Consistency.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Notes
  • you can add 1/4 cup of Ground coconut paste at last for different taste.
  • Instead of sambar powder, you can use a mix of both of sambar powder & chilli Powder.
  • Always use tender brinjal for Good taste.


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