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Written by : LifeStyle Team
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Have you ever heard about 'Dappalam'? Probably not! It's one of the popular Andhra cuisine which is also known as 'Mukkala Pulusu'. This recipe is almost same as your regular sambar but the only difference is, instead of adding dal, gram flour is added to the Dappalam. So, try out this delicious Mukkala Pulusu instead of sambar.

Here we have doled out the recipe for you. Have a look!


  • Water - 3 glasses

  • Roughly sliced onion - 1

  • Roughly sliced brinjal - 1dappalam

  • Bottle guard pieces - 4-5

  • Pumpkin pieces - 5-6

  • Drum stick pieces - 6-8

  • Green chillies - 4-5

  • Roughly sliced tomato - 1 large

  • Roughly chopped radish pieces – 3-4

  • Roughly chopped carrot - 4-5 pieces

  • Halved okra - 3-4

  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp - 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder - 1½ tsp

  • Jaggery - 1-2 tsp

  • Handful of chopped coriander leaves

  • Besan/ Gram flour - 2 tsp

Ingredients For Tadka

  • Oil - 2 tsp

  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp

  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp

  • Dried red chillies - 2

  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig

  • Garlic cloves - 4-5


  1. Boil two glasses of water in a large pan and add all the veggies - onions, brinjal, bottleguard, pumpkin, drumstick, carrot, green chillies, tomato, radish, okra and give them a quick stir.

  2. Now add turmeric powder and required salt and mix them well. Cover and cook it for about 6-8 minutes.

  3. Add the tamarind pulp, red chilli powder along with a glass of water and jaggery. Mix them well and cover and cook it for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the coriander leaves and give a quick mix. Check the taste and add the salt if required.

  5. Mix the besan flour with some water and pour this liquid into the pulusu and let it boil for 5 more minutes and set it aside.

  6. Thereafter prepare the tadka. For this, heat the oil in a pan and saute the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, curry leaves and garlic cloves.

  7. Add this tadka to the prepared pulusu and mix it well.

That's it! The tangy and tasty 'Dappalam' is ready to devour now. Have it with the hot steamed rice...

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