Thotakura Pulusu Kura

Amaranth Leaves,I rarely find them and cooked it just once in the 3 years of time.One of my friend and fellow Blogger Bhargavi gave me this Amaranth leaves,Thank U Bhargavi and then I started to think what should I cook with this,then my hubby asked for Thotakura Pulusu Kura,I heard the name for the 1st time,my mom used to make Thotakura pulusu which is little thicker with less leaves in it.I got to know this recipe from my Mom-In-Law who cooks it in 2 different ways.Here is 1 among them.



Ingredients:

Amaranth Leaves:2 cups(chopped,washed)
Onion:1 medium(cut into big chunks)
Tomato:2 medium(chopped)
Mustard Seeds:1/2 spn
Fenugreek Seeds:5-6 no
Chenna Dal:1 spn
Cumin Seeds:1 spn
Garlic:2 pods(peeled n crushed)
Green Chillies:4 no(slit)
Dry Red Chillies:3 no(cut)
Tamarind:Gooseberry sized(soak it in water and squeeze the juice from it)
Hinge:1/4 spn
Turmeric Powder:1 spn
Sugar:1/2 spn
Coriander Powder:1 spn(optional)
Oil:3 spns
Salt:To taste
Chilli Powder:To Taste

Procedure:

1.Heat oil in a pan,when hot add cumin seeds,mustard seeds when they splatter add the chenna dal,fenugreek seeds,crushed garlic and fry for a min,now add cut onion,mix well and fry till the onion becomes soft.Add in the green chillies,hinge,dry red chillies and fry till done.
2.When the onion becomes soft add the chopped tomatoes,mix and cook it covered till soft,now add the chopped and washed Amaranth Leaves,turmeric powder and fry for 2 mins,cook it covered for another 5 mins,stir occasionally,now add 1.5 cups of water,add salt and cook for another 5 mins till the leave turns soft.Add in the tamarind juice,salt,chilli powder,sugar and mix well.
3.Cook it covered for another 5 mins,check for the seasonings and adjust if necessary.
Serve it hot when done with Rice.

I added some fried minapa vadiyalu to the dish.I love them more when soaked in pulusu.
I was not confident to cook this as I never dealt with this before,but after cooking,my hubby tasted it and he told me that it tasted exactly like the one his mom makes and loved the taste.

6 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

I too make this recipe.. yours looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for sharing !!
Indian Cuisine

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This dish looks great...and should have tasted yummy...

divya said...

Wow..healthy and delicious curry...

Priya said...

YUmm, delicious and healthy kura, mouthwatering here..

Prathibha said...

Love 2 hv this wid rice....:
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Nitha said...

Healthy one..