Thappalam recipe - Andhra style Puli Kuzhambu - Dappalam recipe - Kadambam Pulusu - Lunch recipe

I normally like Puli Kuzhambu / Kulambu. It is really very tangy and tasty and perfectly goes well with steamed white or brown rice. My kids love the combo too.. I a am big fan of mixed vegetable based recipe. It is really healthy also gives nice flavour. So when I saw this recipe in one of the cook show I wanted to try it immediately. If you want to do impress your guests with some traditional dish yet with some variation then this is the recipe for you.

Mixed vegetables - 2 cups (I have used Avarakkai, ladies finger (okra), white pumpkin, raw banana, drumstick, eggplant)
Tamarind - 5 tablespoon (thick paste)
Green chillies - 3 (slit into 2)
Gingerly oil - 4 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Rice flour - 2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 20-25
Salt to taste
Red chillies powder- 1/2 teaspoon (adjust to the spice level)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander seed powder - 1.5 teaspoon
Jaggery - 1/2 teaspoon


Wash and clean the vegetables. and leave eggplant, Raw banana in water till you need it. Mix in 1/4 cup water to the rice flour and mix well. Keep it aside. Heat the pan with oil. When hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Green Chilles and let it pop. Add asafoetida, curry leaves. and fry for 30 mins. Add all the vegetables and bit of salt. 
Add required water and close the lid and let the vegetables cook (about 10 mins). 
Add Tamarind water. Let it boil. Add Red chillies powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Cook till raw smell goes off. 
Add in Rice flour and Jaggery mixture. Mix well. Let it boil for another 5-7 mins or till the kulambu becomes thick. Switch it off 
Serve hot with steamed rice.