Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe | How to make Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe

By Anjana Rao  |  10th Feb 2016  |  
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About Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe Recipe

Ulipaya pulusu is a traditional Andhra recipe prepared using shallots or pearl onions also popularly known as sambar onions. Ulipaya pulusu is spicy, sour and mildly sweet gravy with sambar onions being the main ingredient unlike other pulusu recipes where onions are used to give body to the pulusu.

Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe

Ingredients to make Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe

  • 250 gms Sambar onions/pearl onions/shallots
  • 4 to 5 green chillies slit
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind soaked in water
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4th tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin Seeds
  • 6 to 7 fenugreek seeds/methidana/mentulu
  • 1 ½ tsp jaggery
  • few curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

How to make Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe

  1. Soak the shallots in water for 10 mins and then peel off the skin with your fingers.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai.
  3. Add mustards seeds and cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  4. Add fenugreek seeds, dried red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  5. Now add slit green chillies and garlic cloves; sauté for a moment.
  6. Add the sambar onions, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt and sauté for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour in the tamarind extract, jaggery and 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer this for another 10 to 12 minutes until the rawness from tamarind is gone and the pulusu starts to slightly thicken.
  8. At this stage add the chopped coriander leaves, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish it with some more chopped coriander and serve piping hot with steamed rice, mudda pappu and vadiyalu.

My Tip:

To peel the skin; soak the shallots/pearl onions/sambar onions in water and then you can remove the skin with your fingers.

Reviews for Ulipaya Pulusu Recipe (2)

Regina Valiyaveettil2 years ago


Sheeba Bedi3 years ago

Sounds absolutely yummy and looks good too!