Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Anapakaya RavaPulusu Kura (Lauki Sabji)

Anapakaya RavaPulusu Kura (Lauki Sabji)

Anapakaya rava pulusu kura is a very typical dish made at our home, Rava pulusu in Telugu typically means dishes made with tamarind pulp and this is no exception.My dad's side of the family always had dished that were made a little sweeter and my mom's side absolutely never used sweetness. So I grew up experiencing and enjoying food from both sides.

1 medium size Anapakaya (Lauki) peeled and cut into cubes
2 cups of tamarind water ( made by adding water to think tamarind pupl)
2 cloves of garlic cut finely
1 tbsp ginger finely chopped
1 tbsp haldi
2 tbsp Jaggery (can be substitute with sugar)
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp water
salt according to taste

For Thadka
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp fenugreek/methi seeds
1 dry red chili
6-8 Curry leaves
A pinch of asafoetida

1. Heat a tbsp on oil in a pan, when hot add all the thadka ingredients
2. when mustard starts to splutter add ginger and garlic
3. add cut Anapakaya(lauki), add haldi, salt now add tamarind water and allow it cook covered. this usually takes about 5 to 8 minutes depending on lauki
4. keep stirring to avoid buring
5. In a separate bowl mix rice flour and water to make into a thin consistency
6. when lauki is boiled/tender add the rice flour mixture and stirr constantly
7. sabji will start to thicken as soon as the mixture is added and also will get easily burnt if not stirred continuously
8. cook for about a minute or 2 and remove from heat

Serve hot with rice, this dish has a tangy and sweet combination.


Asha said...

You know,Tamilian husbands advice (jokingly)others not to marry somebody from B'lore bcos we always add little sugar to rasams and sambhars!!:D

Looks great,I love Lauki dishes.Thanks Sreely.

Reena said...

Thanks Sreelu for this appetizing dish.

I am laughing at Asha's tip:)):)). Sugar to Sambhar?

DEEPA said...

Sreelu ...nice dish .I too have lauki at home ..will try this recipe soon

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