Friday, January 30, 2015

Pulissery - a Kerala Recipe

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our Mom's homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transforming us back to the past . 
Homaro Cantu 

Pulissery is a Kerala curry which is a yogurt based dish made with an addition of coconut and some simple ingredients available easily in your kitchen. A quick fix dish when you are not in the mood for some heavy cooking but would love to have a tasty meal.

Was wondering the other day as to what to make for dinner and then a newly wed cousin of mine posted pullissery on the whatsapp cousins group. I couldn't resist the temptation of having puliserry and rice , an anytime comfort food.

Dinner menu was decided. I simply loved the pulissery which came very close to what Amma makes at home. So it was rice, pulissery, a simple potato fry with just salt and turmeric powder and a chicken fry.

Ingredients for Pulissery Recipe
Yogurt - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 4 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Green chilli -1
Jeera (cummin seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup

For tempering :
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ulluva (Methi seeds) - 4 to 5
Curry leaves - 7 to 8

Method for making Pulissery:
1- Beat the yogurt well and keep aside.
2- Take grated coconut in the blender jar, add 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup beaten curd, green chilli, turmeric powder and cummin seeds. Blend to a coarse paste.
3- Add this coconut paste to the  beaten yogurt with the remaining 1/4 cup water and mix well.
4- Take a pan and add 1 tsp oil. Add the mustard seeds and let splutter. Now add the methi seeds and curry leaves. Switch off flame. Now add the beaten curd mixture to the tempering and mix. Transfer to a serving bowl immediately. Serve with steamed white rice or the kerala red rice which goes perfectly with this pullissery.

1 comment:

beena stephen said...

Pulissery looks very delicious