Mulakkada Tomato Pulusu |

Mulakkada tomato pulusu is typical recipe of drumsticks from Andhra Pradesh. In this recipe drumsticks are cooked in tomato gravy, so drumsticks absorbs the flavour of tomato and thus tastes very delicious. It is generally eaten with rice. Drumsticks is very nutritious, so it is good for all ages.

Mulakkada Tomato Pulusu

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves:3

Ingredients

Mulakkada Tomato Pulusu Ingredients

Mulakkada Tomato Pulusu Ingredients

  • 4-5 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic pods (crushed)
  • 2 red chilies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 tomato(finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 drumsticks(cut in to 2 cms pieces)

Method

Mulakkada Tomato Pulusu

Mulakkada Tomato Pulusu

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let them splutter.

Now add chana dal, urad dal, red chilies and curry leaves and fry them for a minute.

Then add onion, garlic and fry until the onion becomes soft, and then add tomatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.

When the tomatoes becomes soft, add drumsticks and mix well. Now add little water, and cover the lid and cook until the drumstick becomes soft.

Then switch off the flame and serve hot.

Serving Instructions

You can serve Mulakkada tomato pulusu with plain rice or roti.

Mulakkada Sambar |

Mulakkada Sambar is a speciality from Andhra Pradesh. Mulakkada is a telugu word which means drumstick. So this sambar has drumstick as main ingredients. It is a favourite recipe of many people. It is generally prepared on many occasions.

Mulakkada Sambar

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

Mulakkada Sambar Ingredients

Mulakkada Sambar Ingredients

  • 1 lemon size tamarind
  • 1/2 cup kandi pappu (toor dal)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 red chilies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic pods
  • 3 green chilies
  • 2 drumsticks (cut into 2″ size pieces)
  • 3 tsp sambar powder
  • Salt to taste

Method

Mulakkada Sambar

Mulakkada Sambar

Soak tamarind in water and keep it aside.

Pressure cook the toor dal, tomatoes with turmeric powder until 4 whistles. Then mash the dal and keep it aside.

Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, allow them splutter. When spluttering starts, add red chilies, curry leaves, hing, onion, garlic and green chilies, then fry them until the onion becomes soft.

Now add drumsticks and fry them for 5 mins. Then add water and cook until the drumsticks becomes soft.

Finally add mashed dal, tamarind pulp, salt, sambar powder along with 4 cups of water and allow it to boil for 20 mins.

When it is done,, switch off the flame and serve hot.

Serving Instructions

You can serve Mulakkada Sambar with plain rice and little ghee.