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Pacchi Pulusu

Tanuja G
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Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Pacchi Pulusu RECIPE

Tamarind is commonly used in Telangana cuisine. It is used in chutneys, stuffed gravies, charu varieties, pulusu varieties etc. Pulusu is a thick stew made with tamarind extract, jaggery or sugar, chilli powder and other spices. It is sour/tangy, sweet, hot and goes well with both rotis and white rice. Sesame seeds/peanuts find a special place in this cuisine and pulusu is no exception. This pacchi pulusu is a little different from the regular pulusu varieties. Pacchi in Telugu means raw. This dish doesn't need any kind of boiling or simmering and hence the name. Made in Telangana region, this is a great accompaniment to hot rice and plain dal. This is one of those dishes that is found in every household on every season.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Telangana
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Lemon sized tamarind
  2. 2 teaspoons of roasted sesame seeds
  3. 5 Whole dried red chillies
  4. 3 medium sized onions - diced
  5. A sprig of curry leaves
  6. coriander leaves to garnish
  7. oil for tempering
  8. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  9. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  10. A pinch of turmeric
  11. A Pinch of hing
  12. salt to taste
  13. 3 green chillies - diced.


  1. Soak tamarind in a bowl of water for half an hour.
  2. Extract its juice. Ensure that it is squeezed properly. Repeat the process till there is no juice left in the tamarind.
  3. Discard the seeds, veins and the skin after squeezing it.
  4. Dilute this with water till the needed consistency is attained. Also, check for the tangy taste. It shouldn't be too bland or too tangy.
  5. To this, add diced onions, diced green chillies, roasted sesame seed powder, salt and mix it well.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  7. Add cumin seeds and fry for 3-5 seconds.
  8. Add slit red chillies, curry leaves and ensure these get roasted properly.
  9. Add turmeric powder, hing. Give a nice stir to this tempering.
  10. Add this tempered oil to our Pulusu.

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