Buttermilk is basically beated yogurt diluted with water.In olden days the yogurt/curd and water mixture is churned repeatedly in order to separate the fat(butter) and then the remaining butter milk is used in making this recipe.I remember my mom use to churn curd with reserved cream to make ghee.After separating the butter,the buttermilk taste sour,so once in every week majjiga pulusu was a common dish at my mom's place and she still soes tat.She used to make different varieties with the sour buttermilk,often with leafy vegetables.
There are several ways of doing majjiga pulusu(South Indian Kadi).Each one has a different taste.Majjiga pulusu true translation is buttermilk stew.This is very easy and quick to prepare and will come handy when you want to prepare a quick yet,delicious meal.This majjiga pulusu with out vadiyalu also good.For this recipe u need:-
Curd / Butter milk/Yogurt-2 cups(i used diluted home made curd in1 cup of water whisked)
Urad dal Vadiyalu-1 cup
Dried Mangoes-3 nos(boiled in 1/2 cup water)
Besan flour/chick pea flour-2 to 3 tsp(1/2 cup of water mix)
Dry red chillis-1 no
Green chillis-2 nos
Turmeric powder-1 pinch
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
In a large bowl heat oil,when oil is hot add the cumin seeds,mustard seeds When the seeds start to splutter add hing,red chillis,green chillis and curry leaves fry 1 minutes.
Now add the chopped tomatoes,turmeric powder and cook for a couple of min until tomatoe is soft.Now add boile dry mangoes boil for 2 minutes.
Combine the besan with water and mix to avoid any lumps.
Now add the basan mixture into buttermilk mix well.When the tomatoes and dry mangoes are cooked add this mixute to it.Bring to boil.