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Chama Dumpa Pulusu - Arbi with Sesame Tamarind Sauce

Swapna Sunil
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chama Dumpa Pulusu - Arbi with Sesame Tamarind Sauce RECIPE

Chama dumpa pulusu is a traditional dish that we have inherited from our ancestors, made using boiled arbi that is simmered in sesame tamarind sauce.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Telangana
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 250 gms : Arbi or Chama dumpa
  2. A big Lemon sized : tamarind
  3. 4 to 5 nos : Slit Green chillies
  4. 3 tbsp : Sesame seeds
  5. 1 tsp : oil
  6. 1/2 tsp : mustard seeds
  7. 1/2 tsp : cumin seeds
  8. few curry leaves
  9. 1/8 tsp : turmeric
  10. salt to taste
  11. Few sprigs chopped coriander


  1. Peel the arbi, cube them into bite size pieces and boil until tender.
  2. Soak the tamarind in enough water for 10 minutes and extract the pulp.
  3. Dry roast the sesame seeds until golden and set aside to cool down. Once cooled grind into powder.
  4. In a deep pan add the oil, once it's hot add the mustard, cumin seeds and allow them to pop.
  5. Next stir in the turmeric, green chillies and curry leaves. saute for few seconds.
  6. Now add the arbi pieces and fry for couple of minutes.
  7. Later add in the tamarind extract and salt. Give it a good stir and simmer for couple of minutes.
  8. Now add the sesame powder and cook for couple more minutes.
  9. Lastly sprinkle some chopped coriander and serve hot with steamy white rice.

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