Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu

45 mins Curries

This spicy and tangy Tamarind stew with Sweet Potato pieces is a great combination with Hot rice.

Any fry that can be added as an accompaniment with this stew makes for a complete south Indian meal or Dinner. In Tamil, a Sweet Potato is called Sakkaraivalli and the stew is Kulambu.

The stew or Pulusu made by Telugu people is slightly dilute but the stews made by Tamilians are thick, spicy and tangy. Their meal is incomplete if there is no stew in the meal.

Follow the ingredients and the quantities I have suggested used to get a perfect taste.

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Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu

Tips

Sweet Potatoes:

  1. I used Sweet Potatoes with less fibre and that is the reason I added them at the very end in the cooking.

  2. You can always cook up to 80% of the Sweet potatoes and add it to the stew at last.

Method to cut Sweet Potato:

  1. It should be cut into 1/2 inch pieces. If they are too small, they get mashed up and if they are too big, they take time to cook from inside

Sambar Onions:

  1. Sambar Onions taste great in this dish. But if you don't have them, use ordinary Onions cut into big pieces.

Jaggery:

  1. Usually, Sweet Potato by its very definition, has natural sweetness. I used jaggery as I wanted the stew to be even sweeter.

Finally:

  1. Stews taste good if they are patiently cooked on a low flame.Check the Salt and spice before removing from the fire.

Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu - Recipe Video

Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu

Curries | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Total Time 45 mins
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 300 gms Sweet Potato
  • For Spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Coconut
  • For the Stew
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 4 Red Chillies
  • 25 Sambar Onions
  • 2 Curry Leaves - strands
  • 10 -12 Garlic
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3/4 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 100 -125 ml Tamarind Juice (Extracted from 50gm tamarind)
  • 1/2 liter Water

Instructions

  1. Roast all the ingredients used for spice powder one by one and grind into a fine powder.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and when they splutter add Red chillies, Onion, Garlic and Curry leaves. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame till the onions become light golden brown.
  3. Add chopped Tomatoes, Salt and cook till the Tomatoes become soft.
  4. Add Chilli powder and Coriander powder. Saute and then pour Tamarind juice in it and cook till it starts bubbling.
  5. Drop the Sweet Potato pieces into it, adding required water. Close the lid and cook for 30 minutes. Now you can add Jaggery pieces (If you prefer more sweetness).
  6. Garnish it with Chopped Coriander leaves and remove it from the fire. Serve it with hot Rice and Ghee.

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Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu