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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thappalam (Dappalam) | Andra Style Puli Kulambu(Step by Step Pics)

Thappalam(Dappalam) is an Andra style puli kulambu made similar to sambar but with slight variations.I had bookmarked this recipe soon after Veena had  posted this in her space.It was worth trying for a alternate curry with rice other than sambar though I tweaked lightly,Thanks Veena.All liked it at home and this is healthy curry with all vegetables.The only major difference I found in this recipe from sambar is the absence of toor dal(tuvara parippu) and rice flour mixed with water is added to get the required consistency.Thappalam is balanced with spice,sour and sweet flavors.Do try it out if you find this interesting and lemme know the feedback too.

Preparation time ~20 mins
Cooking time~25mins
Recipe source~ Great Secret of life
Serves 4-5 
mixed vegetables 3 cups
onion/savala 1 medium sized sliced(optional)
green chillies/pachamulaku 2 vertical slit
fenugreek seeds/ uluva 1/2 tsp
mustard seeds/ kadukku 3/4 tsp
cumin seeds /jeerakam 1/2 tsp
dry red chillies/vattal mulaku 2 broken
asafoetida/kayam podi  1/4 tsp
chilly powder/milagu podi 1.5tsp
coriander powder/malli podi 2tsp
turmeric powder/manjal podi 1/4tsp
tamarind paste 3tbsp or lemon size tamarind
jaggery /sharkara 1tsp
rice flour/ari podi 2-3 tsp
salt to taste
sesame oil/gingelly oil/nallenna 2tbsp

  • Mix the rice flour in 1/4 cup water and keep aside.Soak the tamarind in water for 20 mins and squeeze the pulp,keep aside(if you are using tamarind paste,leave out this step). 
  • Heat a pan with oil in it.Splutter mustard seeds when hot followed by cumin seeds and dry red chillies..Add in the asafoetida,green chillies,onion and curry leaves.Saute slightly until onions turn translucent and then add in the vegetables with salt.Add a cup of water,close the lid and let it cook for 10 mins on medium flame.

  • Add in the tamarind water,red chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder.Mix well and cook for another 2-3 mins covered.
  • Add the rice flour mixture and jaggery.Mix well and cook covered for another 5-6 mins until the kulambu becomes thick in consistency.Switch off flame and serve warm with steamed rice.
(In the platter- matta rice,thappalam,beans mezxhukuparetti,beetroot thoran and pappadam)

* I used carrot,cluster beans,muringakka(drum stick),pumpkin,bottle gourd(lauki).
* Adding water and rice flour is as per your requirement of the consistency of the kulambu.
* I saw another video recipe where they use onions too and so added.Also,in that recipe they use cooked toor dal instead of rice flour for adding consistency.I skipped the dal part and added rice flour.You can use as per your choice.


Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav kuzhambu...Very tempting clicks :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and yummmm!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry looks super yum, bookmarked

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, this is one of my fav! love it

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry..looks so comforting!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been seeing this on other blogs and absolutely love it... looks delicious...

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks superb!!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious, the last picture with papad and everything is very tempting..

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm drooling here..such a mouthwatering paltter this is

Kushigalu said... Best Blogger Tips

mouth watering! my all time favorite :-)

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious curry. Nice pictures, Julie!!

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

never tasted it..but looks yummy