Traditional Indian Recipes

ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU – ANDHRA STYLE FISH CURRY – TANGY FISH CURRY

Andhra Chepala Pulusu is a popular traditional Andhra fish curry that is prepared using tamarind juice. In India, this South Indian Andhra Chepala Pulusu is a famous recipe for its tangy taste.

Coming back to the preparation of Andhra Chepala Pulusu.

ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU

Ingredients:

Fish                                   6 pieces

Red chili powder          2 tsp

Turmeric powder         ½ tsp

Tamarind                         lemon sized

Tomato                             1

Green chilies (slit)        2

Salt                                      2 tsp

Oil                                        3 tsp

For grinding:

Garlic                                   20 cloves

Cumin seeds                      1 tsp

Onion                                   1

For garnishing:

Coriander leaves              2 tsps

 Procedure for preparing Andhra Chepala Pulusu:

ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU

  1. Grind together garlic, cumin seeds and onion into a paste.
  2. Heat oil in a copper bottom vessel. Add ground paste and slit green chilies. Sauté till raw smell disappears i.e. the mixture turns light brownish. The whole process should be carried out on medium flame for about 4 – 5 minutes.                             ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU
  3. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder and saute for a minute.
  4. Now add fish pieces and mix with the paste slowly and carefully by rotating the vessel and cook for 1 – 2 minutes on medium flame.    ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU
  5. Add tamarind juice and cook for 3 – 4 minutes on medium heat still the raw smell disappears.                             ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU
  6. Now add tomato pieces and cook more for 4 – 5 minutes on medium heat till the oil leaves the sides of the vessel. Put off the flame.   ANDHRA CHEPALA PULUSU
  7. Garnish the Andhra Chepala Pulusu with coriander leaves.

Tangy and tasty Andhra Chepala Pulusu is ready. Serve with plain rice, roti, paratha or lime rice.

Note:

  • Increase or decrease spice levels and salt according to ur preference.
  • Andhra Chepala Pulusu tastes good if it is consumed after 2 – 3 hours of preparation as the fish pieces absorbs the flavor of the tamarind and other spices.

 

 

 

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