Spinach in Tamarind Sauce

18 Oct

Palakura Pulusu


Spinach 1 bunch
Red Onion 1
Green Chillies 3
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Tamarind 1 and 1/2 inch sized ball
Salt to taste


Fenugreek seeds a pinch
Urad dal 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Broken red chillies 4
Curry leaves 4
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and pat dry spinach.
Chop roughly and keep aside.

Peel and chop onion. Remove stems and slice green chillies.
Soak tamarind in a cup of water for 15 minutes and extract all the juice.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
Then add chopped onion and green chillies.
Stir fry until onions turns translucent and then add spinach.

Add tamarind extract, 4-5 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt.
Let it boil until it comes to required consistency and serve with rice.

Notes: If it turns too watery, then mix tbsp of rice flour with few tbsps of water and add to it.

7 Responses to “Spinach in Tamarind Sauce”

  1. Asha October 18, 2007 at 12:04 pm #

    Slurp!!! So delicious! I will make it!:))

  2. Gauri October 18, 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    Raji, your photography and your explanation of the recipe–really unique. visiting your site daily became an obsession for me.

    Athi maamoolu palakoora pulusu mee cheti vratalo mee camera chooputo krotta pranam posukundi.

    Simply superb. keep it up.

  3. richa October 18, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    hey raji, i want to try ur poha laddu, should i use the thin or the thick poha for that?

  4. anusharaji October 18, 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    @asha do try…..

    @gauri thx for fab comment.
    n the obsession. keep it going.

    @richa thick poha n soft jaggery(which requires less or no milk).

  5. sunita October 19, 2007 at 2:06 am #

    That looks so lovely…must have tasted the same…thanks for sharing.

  6. raaji August 4, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    hope it will be good

  7. Raji August 11, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    it tastes good
    thank you

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