Pulinkari

by saliniJayadeep
Pulinkari
Pulinkari is prepared with toor dal and any one of a variety of vegetables depending on what is seasonal. The usual veggies that are used are winter melon, unripe pappaya, cucumber (vellarikka), tomatoes, taro root and drum sticks. You can replace tamarind with mangoes as the souring agent if you are using cucumber or drumsticks. as the name implies, is a tasty and tangy curry for rice, made using Puli or tamarind with vegetables and coconut. There are a few variations of this curry. With a few ingredients, this quick dish only takes 25 minutes to prepare and has a tangy taste. You can prepare this dish on a busy day cause it wont take much of your time and serve it along with white rice, any vegetable stir fry and papad. This pulinkari is made without coconut made using lightly sweet vegetables like pumpkin, jackfruit or ashgourd.
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Pulinkari
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Yellow pumpkin(Mathanga) or -
  • Elephant yam(Chena) or -
  • Raw banana(Vazhakka) or -
  • Kumbalanga or -
  • Vellarikka or -
  • Any other similar vegetable(cut into pieces) - 2 cups
  • Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) - 3/4 cup
  • Tamarind juice(Puli) - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 2 -
  • Salt(As reqd) -
For seasoning:-
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Yellow pumpkin(Mathanga) or -
  • Elephant yam(Chena) or -
  • Raw banana(Vazhakka) or -
  • Kumbalanga or -
  • Vellarikka or -
  • Any other similar vegetable(cut into pieces) - 2 cups
  • Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) - 3/4 cup
  • Tamarind juice(Puli) - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 2 -
  • Salt(As reqd) -
For seasoning:-
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Instructions
  1. Pressure cook red gram or dal along with water and salt.
  2. Add vegetable pieces into it along with turmeric powder and chilly powder.
  3. Cook, till it is half done.
  4. Add tamarind water and cook for a few more mins.
  5. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  6. Add mustard seeds and when they start to splutter, add red chillies, small onions and curry leaves.
  7. Pour this seasoning into the curry.
Recipe Notes

You can explore this dish Kumbalanga Pulinkari
You can also visit Velam Puli Achar

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4 comments

curryadmin
curryadmin December 6, 2005 - 12:00 am

hi .ur recipe is good short cut if one is too tired.
my mother in law also adds onion and red chilles
(fried)paste to this for added flavour.

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curryadmin
curryadmin August 5, 2008 - 12:00 am

i like this recipie.its very easy and equally delicious

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curryadmin
curryadmin February 9, 2006 - 12:00 am

hi..ur recipe is very gud..thank u for sharing with us..

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curryadmin
curryadmin December 5, 2006 - 12:00 am

I tried the recipe and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks.

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