Chilakada Dumpala Pulusu | Sweet Potato Stew | Shakarkand Curry
Recipe Prepared By
Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Chilakada dumpala pulusu is the stew made with sweet potato. This tangy stew is a regular dish prepared by South India Telugu people. This is sweet, spicy and sour in taste. Chilakada dumpala pulusu is good with combination when added with other vegetables like brinjal, drumsticks, bottle gourd, eggs. In this Mrs.Jhansi cooked the stew with sweet potato and drumstick. Here are the step by step instructions.
Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 25 Minutes
Main ingredient: Sweet potato
1 Bowl measurement: 250ml
Sweet potato: 1/2 kg
Drumsticks: 2 sticks
Tomato: 1 or 2
Onion: 1 Big
Green chillies: 2-3
Tamarind: Big lemon size or tamarind paste: 2-3 tsp
Mashed jaggery: 1-2 tsp
Dry red chilly: 1, fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tsp, cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp, musatard seeds: 1/2 tsp, garlic pods: 3-4, curry leaves: few
Salt: As required
Red chilly powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Oil: 2-3 tsp
Step 1: wash and peel the sweet potato (optional), cut into medium size
Chop the onions in medium size
Slice the green chillies
Cut the tomatoes into small pieces
Step 2: Preheat oil for tempering. Stay in medium flame and add these one by one
Dry red chilly
Step 3: Add and saute chopped onions and green chillies for a minute
Step 4: Add turmeric powder and salt, saute for 2 minutes
Step 5: Add tomatoes and drumstick, saute for a minute
Step 6: Close the lid for 5-6 minutes
Step 7: Add tamarind paste or soaked tamarind pulp. Add 2 bowls water, let it cook for 2 minutes
Step 8: Add mashed jaggery, let it cook for 10-15 minutes
Step 9: Add red chilly powder, let it cook till it comes to required thickness
Q) What is the key nutritional benefit of sweet potato?
Although sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. They have lot of vitamin A which is equivalent to 377% of daily dietary requirement.
Q) How do you test a drumstick before you buy it?
Good drumsticks are supposed to be lengthy and reasonably thick. We should press them to see that they are neither too hard nor too soft. You should peel of the hard exterior skin by cutting, bending it back and peel it of with the help of knife.
Q) Which item does this sweet potato stew taste well in combination with?
This item tastes best with steamed toor dal, rice and clarified butter(ghee). Serve hot.
Sweet and sour chilakada dumpa pulusu is ready to serve :)
It is a good combination with steamed rice and mudda pappu.
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