Boiled Egg Stew | Kodi Guddu Pulusu 

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Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Course: Main
Serves: 4-5
Main ingredient: Eggs
1 bowl measurement: 250 ml

Boiled egg stew is a traditional recipe of Telugu people. This is made using tamarind gravy which is why it is known as pulusu, boiled eggs are added later to the stew. It is a delicious and simple curry. It is a good combination of hot steamed rice. In this stew, Mrs.Jhansi added a little bit of jaggery for better taste. One who likes the mixed taste of sweet and sour must try this dish. Here are the step by step instructions. 


Eggs (guddu): 5
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Chopped onions: 2 bowls
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Green chillies: 3-4 and few curry leaves
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Stored tamarind paste: 2 tbsp or 25 grams tamarind soaked in water
chintapandu paste
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Turmeric powder (pasupu): 1/4 tsp

Salt: As required

Red chilly powder (kaaram): 1 tbsp

Oil or clarified butter (ghee): 3 tbsp

Mashed jaggery (bellam): 2 tbsp
mashed bellam

For talimpu
Dry red chilly (endumirapa): 2, urad dal (minapappu): 1 tbsp, Cumin seeds (jeelakarra): 1 tbsp, mustard seeds (aavalu): 1 tbsp, fenugreek seeds (menthulu): 1/4 tbsp


Step 1: Boil eggs in water (with added salt) for 10 minutes in medium flame and remove the shell from it. Keep them aside
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Step 2: Preheat 3 tbsp ghee or oil and give talimpu.
For talimpu saute (fry) spices one by one as shown with few seconds gap in medium flame
1. Add split dry red chilly
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2. Then 1/2 tbsp urad dal (minapappu)
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3. Then 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds (jeelakarra) and 1/4 tbspfenugreek seeds (menthulu)
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4. Then 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds (aavalu)
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Step 3: When mustard seeds start crackling (sound) add few chopped onion to one side and add curry leaves on the other side as shown
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Note: If curry leaves directly added to oil, oil and spices from talimpu will fall outside or on us. So Mrs.Jhansi given us a tip that if we add onion first and add curry leaves next, we may not face that problem.

Step 4: Add remaining onions and sliced green chillies to it
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Step 5: Add and mix 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt. Saute (fry) for 5 minutes in medium flame by mixing once in a while
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Step 6: Add and mix 2 tbsp tamarind paste, or you can also add soaked and filtered tamarind water
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Step 7: Add 2 bowls of water to it (including tamarind water). Add and mix red chilly powder. Let it cook in high flame
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Step 8: Add 1 & 1/2 tbsp sugar or jaggery (sugar or jaggery is 'optional') to it and cook for 10 minutes in high flame.
Note: Taste the stew and add salt if required. If there is more salt or sourness add one more boiled egg. 
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Mean while make 2-3 cuts on egg (making cuts on egg will absorb stew inside)
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Step 9: Add eggs to boiling stew and cook for 15 minutes or till the required consistency in medium flame
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Hot and tasty guddu pulusu is ready to serve :)
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Guddu pulusu tastes good with mudda pappu and steamed rice.

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