Nov 26, 2008


Dappalam or Mukkalapulusu is one of the famous dish we serve for festivals and for some occations. And to day it is time for my all time fav. Andhra dish. This one is a sweet and tangy stew with lots of vegetables(only Indian don't use carrot,coliflower cabbage, mooli,capsicum,potato traditionaly we use only vegetables like drumstic,brinjal,pumpkin,Andhra cucumber,sweet potato even we won't add onion and garlic to this) and with a little magic touch of jaggery and serve with hot plain rice and Muddapappu and Kachina neyyi .... oooh I can not waite Iam going to have it now mmmm.


Cucumber --- 1 small cut in to 1 inch pieces

Brinjal --- 4 no. cut into 1 inch pieces

Drumstick --- 1 no. cut in to 1 inch pieces

Pumpkin --- 1 small piece cut in to 1 inch pieces

Tomato --- 1 big chopped

Red chilli powder -- 1 tea sp

Turmeric powder --- 1 tea sp

Salt to taste

Jaggery --- 1 tab sp grated

Tamarind -- 1 big lemon sized(abou 5 gms or 1 tab sp Tamarind pulp)

For seasoning:---

Oil --- 1 tab sp

Red chillies -- 2 broken

Mustard seeds -- 1 tea sp

Fenugreek seeds -- 1/4 tea sp

Asafoetida -- 1/4 tea sp

A few curry leaves


Soak tamarind in water and extract juice with 1 cup water if useing tamarind pulp mix with 1tab sp tamarind pulp with 1 cup water.

cook all vegetables in 1 cup water with salt and turmeric till half cooked, then add tamarind water to the vegetables add red chilli powder mix well and cook till raw smell of the tamarind disappears and gravy becomes thick it will take about 10 - 15 min.

Now add jaggery mix well and cook 5 more min.
If you feel like gravy is not enough thick mix 1 tea sp rice flour in little water and add this to Dappalam in this stage.

Heat oil in apan add mustard seeds let them popup then add fenugreek seeds,asafoetida and curry leaves fry for few sec and add this to DAPPALAM.

Remove from fire and serve with rice and Muddapappu(cooked plain toor dal added little salt )and ghee and vadiyalu(vadagam, fryams sandige).


Lakshmi said...

woow, absolute beauty Rekha. Trust you enjoyed it ;)

Priya Suresh said...

Am drooling now here, its not even lunch time, but the pulusu makes me hungry...lovely colour..

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Deepthi Shankar said...

lovely usage of mixed vegetables

CurryLeaf said...

Wow,Looks yummy but very very new to me.The veggies used are different from the normal stew.Looks lovely and tasty

Saw your comment.Thanks.Soymilk can be replaced with normal milk.

Pallavi said...

This does look yum! I'm sure it's gone by now! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Rekha this dish is so good, but where to add the tomatoes along with the veggies???

Srivalli said...

We too make this ...looks good rekha!

raaji said...

Oh yaa rekha.....even i love the combination muddapapu and neyi with just hot rice......

Medhaa said...

wow the only vegetables I like are the ones you said you dont use...:) this looks yumm but will try sometime

Sagari said...

wonderful rekha , heard the name many times but never saw it

Uma said...

dappalam looks so delicious and mouthwatering rekha.