This week happens to be the last week of BM #42. I chose to explore some of my bookmarks from the mega marathon in April, 2014. This surprisingly won the hearts of my family.
The first time I heard about Dappalam was in a famous movie song called 'vivaha bhojanambu' from the Telugu film 'Mayabazar'.
I was not aware of this tangy pulusu when I first heard it in he song when I was a child, nor were there any discussions about this. But when I saw this in the last mega marathon, my interest was re-ignited and so here I am for Day 1, with this super hit tangy gravy or simply put, pulusu .
Recipe source here
Mixed Vegetables 2 cups (like Okra, Onions, Carrots, Green Beans, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Drumstick, Tomato)
Green Chillies, slit lengthwise 2-3 (or as needed)
Salt, Turmeric, Red Chilli Powder, Jaggery as needed
Tamarind extract, thick 1 Tbsp (or as needed)
Water 4 cups
Rice flour 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Fenugreek seeds 1/8 tsp, Asafoetida a pinch, Curry leaves few)
Method Of Preparation -
In a sauce pan, add all the vegetables and green chillies in about 2 cups of water and let the water boil until the vegetables cook through.
Add in salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, tamarind extract and jaggery as needed.
Add in 2 more cups of water.Let the mixture come to a rolling boil.
In a separate bowl, mix the rice flour in about 2-3 tablespoons of water to make a thin paste without lumps. Pour it in the simmering mixture and mix well so there are no lumps.
After the mixture boils for a few minutes. check for the taste and adjust the flavors if needed.
Prepare the seasoning by heating oil in a small pan and adding the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop, transfer the seasoning into the Dappalam and remove from heat.
Serve it hot with steaming rice for a filling meal!
Preparation Time 25 min