Vegetable Stew and Dal

31 Jul

Mukkala Pulusu Pappu


Toor Dal 1 cup
Bottle Gourd 1/2 of small one
Small Brinjals 4
Okra 5
Drumsticks 5 ( 4 inch long)
Onion 1
Green Chiles 2
Tamarind 1 1/2 inch sized ball
Jaggery (grated 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a big pinch
Curry Leaves 8
Ghee 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and pressure cook toor dal in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Wash, peel and chop bottle gourd into small cubes.
Wash, remove stems and cut brinjals into big chunks.
Wash, pat dry, remove ends and chop okra into 2 inch long pieces.
Peel and dice the onion.
Peel some of the hard skin from the drumsticks.
Soak tamarind in a cup of water and extract all the pulp.
Mix rice flour in water without any lumps and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a pot, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped bottle gourd, brinjals, okra, drumsticks, onion, tamarind pulp, jaggery, turmeric powder, green chiles and salt.
Pour water until all the vegetables are soaked.
Boil on low flame until all the vegetables are thoroughly cooked.
Finally add the diluted rice flour and boil for 2 more minutes.
When ready serve a scoop of vegetable stew with a tbsp of cooked toor dal and a tsp of ghee.

Notes: Make sure all the vegetables are cooked soft but not mushy.

5 Responses to “Vegetable Stew and Dal”

  1. Jyothi July 31, 2008 at 10:23 am #

    Lovely pic raji! this is my favorite and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing…

  2. kumudha July 31, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    Vegetable Stew looks so tasty!

    You have a nice array of recipes here.

  3. Renuka Nair August 7, 2009 at 1:45 am #

    pls do add ingridents name in hindi too

  4. irene freeman March 17, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks a million for your recipes if you have time
    please email some thanks so much regards irene.


  1. Bottle Gourd Stew » Talimpu - October 7, 2009

    […] Variations: You can also temper the stew at the very beginning of the cooking process. Also check Vegetable Stew with Plain Dal. Other Names:Bottle Gourd Stew, Sorakaya Pulusu, Anapakaya Pulusu, Lauki […]

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