Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Pulinkari

Ingredients:
 
Diced cucumber/ raw plantain/ pumpkin/ elephant yam/ Ash gourd – 1 cup (Choose any one)
Sambar dal – ½ tsp
Tamarind water – ¼ cup
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Water – as required
Oil – as required
Salt – as required
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Dried red chilies – 4 nos
Shallots – 2 nos
Curry leaves – as required
 
Method of Preparation:
 
In a pressure cooker, cook dal. To this add cut vegetables and dry curry powder (turmeric, chili), salt and required amount of water. Cook it well. To this mixture add tamarind water. In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds, add dried red chilies and curry leaves. Add this to the curry and mix well.

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