Hello friends… hope you all had a great weekend. This blog has been dormant for the past two weeks or so as we were on a Europe trip. We had a wonderful time visiting Paris, Switzerland, Venice, Florence, Rome and Vatican City. Please check out some pictures here. We had the pleasure of tasting some amazing dishes during our trip. I will be trying to recreate some of those in the coming days and if they turn out good I will be sure to post the recipes here.
Okay, I guess that is enough of boring you with my trip. Let me come to today’s recipe. Pulincurry 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. Jackfruit seeds / chakka kuru also goes well with cucumber and drumsticks. This recipe is from my friend Preetha who is from Trissur. I have already posted few of her recipes here and a few others are on their way to get posted. In fact all the Trissur recipes in this blog are her contributions. As I have mentioned before, she is an expert cook when it comes to nadan dishes and I’m sure anybody who has tasted her dishes at least once would vouch for that. I have been fortunate enough to be able to taste her yummy dishes many a times and my favorites among them are her fish curry, nadan chicken curry, and sambar. I hope you will like this recipe.
Ingredients ( Serves 4 – 5)
Winter melon – Around 2.5 cups, cut into medium cubes
Toor dal / thuvara parippu – 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Tamarind – Small lemon-sized (Soak it in warm water and extract the juice)
Salt – To taste
For the seasoning
Mustards – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2
Curry leaves – A few
Fenugreek seeds / uluva – 2 pinches
Oil – 2 tsp
1. Grind the coconut with cumin seeds to a fine paste. Set aside.
2. Pressure cook the toor dal in enough water (around 2.5 – 3 cups) for 1 whistle. Add the cubed winter melon, enough salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder and a few curry leaves. Cook covered until they are done (or you can pressure cook it for 1 whistle if you are using kumbalanga). Open immediately. Add the tamarind juice. If the gravy is very thick, add little water. It should have a medium consistency. When it comes to a boil, add the ground coconut. Mix well, add a few curry leaves and bring to a boil. Switch off.
3. Heat oil in a small pan. Splutter the mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies and fenugreek seeds. When the fenugreek seeds turn brown, add a few curry leaves. Pour this tadka over the curry. Set aside for 10 mts. Serve with rice.
Nice clicks of your trip … I hope to visit Europe sometime. Been on my bucket list. This recipe is new to me …. looks delicious.
New for me and looks yum ….
Saw all the picts again …. Picts are fantabulous n u r gorgeous !!
pulincurry nannayittunde.. you can add mango also for sourness.
Nice photos of your trip…lovely curry…
Lovely shots from Europe…Thanks fro sharing
Pulissery looks perfect
Wow beautiful pics of ur trip..hv tasted this dish one of my frnd from thrissur brings this one..
nice recipe for the pulincurry !
saw the pics…u look great in all of it
Yummy oo yummy..Pulincurry looks soo tangy..:-)
Perfect accompaniment for rice:-)
The Euro trip snaps looks awesome
Omg, pulincurry looks super delicious..Beautiful snaps..omg, u looks gorgeous..
Healthy and yummy dal..love the use of veggie in it…perfect with some hot plain rice..YUM!
Saw the pics of ur trip..u looks great and the pics are awesome!Thanks for sharing!
I don’t know why but I couldn’t see your pictures 🙁 while opening the link only a black blank page is showing. Anyway good to hear that trip was wonderful. Dal looks yummy
pulincurry adipoli kure post miss ayi ketto anyways time kittumbol ellam nokkam
Lovely clicks of ur trip!!! And the curry looks too awesome & mouth watering…
Lovely pic dear,goo to hear you had a great trip..thanks for sharing..
Awesome clicks of ur trip !! u look grt !!
Curry looks so delicious and very inviting !!
oooooh Yummy, looks superb dear 🙂
Slurp !! Awesome recipe.
Wow nice creamy n yummy curry, perfect with hot rice
Araanu nadan vibhavangal ishtappedathathu! Adipoli pulincurry..Glad to know u guys had a great time.
Another fav of mine, my amma makes it all teh time, i love it Maya…
Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. lovely clicks dear !!
I love this.Nice click !! Guess u had a grt time in Europe.I found u in facebook today 🙂
looks utterly delicious..nice presentation Maya..:)
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pulincurry….traditionally is without tuvar parippu. Toor dal was just not available in kerala