Oct 11, 2007

Vellarika Pulinkari

Pulinkari is made in different styles with different vegetables. I however religiously stick to my mother's recipe. Lots of memories tag along with this dish. I started my journey into the world of cooking with "pulinkari". To my luck it turned out good :). It's a very simple recipe. Here goes...






Ingredients:
1. Vellarika - 1
2. Chilli Pd. - 1 tblsp
3. Turmeric Pd. - 1/2 tsp
4. Salt - as reqd
5. Tamarind pulp - 1 cup extracted from lemon sized ball
6. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
7. Methi seeds - a pinch (apprx 8)
8. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
9. Dry red chillis - 2 (broken)


For the coconut paste:
1. Grated coconut - 1.5 cups
2. Jeera - 1 tsp


Method:

1. Remove skin, deseed and make 1" cubes of vellarika. Pressure cook adding chilli pd., turmeric pd., salt and just enough water to submerge the pieces.

2. Make a paste out of coconut and jeera by adding some water. The paste need not be very smooth.

3. Once the pressure is off, add the tamarind pulp. A shortcut method would be to use tamarind paste (about 1.5 teaspoons). Add enough water and boil for 3-4 minutes.

4. Add the coconut paste. Adjust the consistency and salt. Let it boil for about 4-5 minutes.

5. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, methi seeds, red chillis and curry leaves. After it splutters, add to the curry.



Everytime I make pulinkari I eat it with rice and yogurt and also crush a fresh green chilli...tastes really good.


9 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks delicious,,I hav heard this name but first time I am having the recipe in hands...:))Thanx vini for the recipe..!!

Saju said...

Great recipe, very new to me, I plan to try it soon

Asha said...

Great looking Cucumber.I don't it here but I could use the recipe. Thanks!:))

remya said...

delicious pulikari...i add drumstick also...goes well with rice...amma makes this wid vazakka n katirika also....

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Vini!

Cool recipe.Looks awesome. I don't know if I ever thanked you for your sweet comments on my blog, was going through and saw what you wrote about my wedding.

Nice to make friends through blogging.

Kanchana

DEEPA said...

Yummy recipe....too good and mouthwatering

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Vini, thanks for visiting my website and putting your comments there...:) All your items are soooooooooo mouth watering...God knows when I will be able to taste them. We are trying one at a time...Keep the good work going.

sagari said...

looks delecious

Bharathy said...

atharanu test blogil keri comment adichathu??!!:)..testing place anu athu tta?:)..midukki..

I miss this pulinkari amma makes!..mouth watering!:)
I love all your recipes and that banana bread down there..!!
Is it a cake or a bread??can you bake directly in an aluminium disposable container like that one you used?..can I rely Indian containers of the same?I want to try that vini kuttyy :)