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Normally pulusu(stew) is a authentic andhra dish of a vegetable like pumpkin,sweet potato or bottle gourd(loki) with tamarind based gravy n spices. It has a slight tangy n sweet flavor n excellant with rice.
This dish is cooked very often in andhra pradesh the southern state of india n people usually have this stew with rice that is served with a topping of ghee(clarified butter) and accompanied with plain toor dal(known as mudda pappu in telugu).
- 3 cups diced butternut squash (1 inch chucks)
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1/2 cups diced tomatos
- 1/2 conentrated tamarind pulp in 1/2 cup warm water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds
- 3 green chilli
- pinch of hing
- 1 spring curry leaves
Wash n peel the butternut squash n cut them to large 1 inch chucks n keep aside
Dissolve 2 tbsp of rice flour in 1 cup water n keep aside.
Pressure cook the butternut squash,onion,turmeric with 3 cups water for one whistle n off the stove n let it cool.
Open the cooker n on medium flame add tomotoes, tamarind pulp,sugar n salt n let it cook till tomato becomes lightly soft,now add the rice flour water n check the consistency n can also add little water if required n cook for another 3 minutes.It will thicken slowly.
Prepare the tempering heat 1 tsp oil,then add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds n hing once mustard start splutter add the curry leaves n green chillis n stir for 30 seconds n add this tempering to the cooker n let it boil for 1 minute.Your pulusu is ready.
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Tags: Butternut Squash, Stew,Easy Recipe