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Gummadikaya Pulusu / Mukkala Pulusu (Bellam Pulusu) Sweet Tangy Vegetables Stew

Hi Friends,

This dish is simple and easy to make.Filled with nutritive vegtables,this can me made in less than 20 minutes.Andhra Paradesh is famous for stews and pulusu is one of the famous dishes from Andhra Pradesh.Pulusu is a genral word used for any kind of stew.Main ingredients in a stew are varity of vegtables,tamarind pulp,jaggery.Stew are also made with leafy vegetables like thotakura,spinach.

Brinjal-1(cut long pieces)
Okra-4 (cut into half)
Radish-a small piece (sliced)
Pumpkin-1/2 (cut into big chunks)
Bottle gourd-1/2 cup
Drumsticks-5 nos
Coconut pieces-1/4 cup
Tamarind pulp-1/4 cup
Jaggery-3 tbsp (acc to ur taste)
Turmeric powder-1 pinch
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves-few

Curry leaves-few
Green chili-1

Oil-2  tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilis-2 nos
Hing / Asafetida-1 pinch


Clean and chop all the vegetables into big chunks,Slit green chillis.
Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add the seasoning.When the mustard seeds splutters,put the vegetable pieces,turmeric and salt.
Mix well and allow it to cook covered on a low flame for two minutes.
Then add a cup of water and cook them till soft.Do not overcook,vegetables will lose their shape.
Then add tamarind pulp,jaggery and water. mix well.
Allow it to cook for ten minutes.Turn off heat.Garnish with fresh coriander and keep covered for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with hot rice.This is usually eaten with mudda pappu and papad or vadiyaalu.

Note-u want thick constistency  u can do 1 to 2 tsp spoon  mix besan in some water.slowly stir in the besan mixture into the pot.This is a no onion and no garlic dish.


Cool Lassi(e)

Nice soup! Looks great!I like Andhra food and Andhra hero Ram Charan.


Hearty and filling looks delicious.


Thank You Divya for dropping by , loved this curry . Simple and nutritious.

Nithu Bala

My mom makes this only with pumpkin..I'l try your version..very interesting recipe too..

srividhya Ravikumar

looks delicious.. simple and healthy

Gita Jaishankar

The gravy looks very tasty Divya..must be so delicious with rice :)


healthy and yummy curry

Aruna Manikandan

Sounds new to me dear...
Thx. for sharing :-)

Sushma Mallya

Nice recipe divya, somewhat different but sure must be tasty as well


Looks tasty and simple.....


Mouthwatering gravy, looks delicious..

Hamaree Rasoi

That's a wholesome and healthy dish. Will go well with steamed rice.

Hamaree Rasoi


Divya,,pulusu looks super dear very thick n sweet pulusu,,last pics makes me hungry..


Looks delicious !


Thank u friends for stopping by...Loved all ur comments...try this sure u all like it.


Wow.. perfect recipe for this weather.. looks yum

Malar Gandhi

Loved the idea of more vegetables...perfect comforting dish:)


Simple yet tasty stew, Divya....

An Open Book

that last pic made me drool :)


Thank u all for lovely comments.


Healthy and a delicious curry. Looks simple and easy to make!

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