Garela pulusu is a telangana dish,its Moong Dal vada cooked with tamarind.Very easy and lot different in taste.In this preparation apart from vada's you can add all kinds of veggies like brinjal, chikudukaya ,bendakaya, sorakaya & small onions too if you like the sweet taste.My sister loves this dish , when we visited my pedamma's(mom's sister) place she always used to prepare this delicious pulusu for us.

Ingredients:
For Vada's:                                                      
Moog Dal - 1 Cup(Washed & Soaked)
Spring onions - 1/4 cup(finely chopped)
Cilantro - 1/4 cup(finely chopped)
Salt - to taste
Green chillies - 2(according to taste)
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 4(finely chopped)
For Pulusu:
Tamarind - lemon sized ball(according to the quantity & taste)
Cumin - 1/4tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Methi powder - a pinch
Turmeric - A pinch
Onion - 1 medium
Curry leaves - 3
cilantro,spring onions - 1tsp
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp(according to taste)
Salt - to taste
Peanut Powder - 1 tsp(optional)
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds powder - 3/4 tsp(optional)
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
Method:
For Vada's/Garelu:
For vadas,grind the moong dal coarsely with 1 garlic clove,salt,cumin seeds,green chillies .Add chopped spring onions,curry leaves,cilantro ,mix it well & keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan and once the oil is hot take little batter ,press it in between your fingers and with the help of thumb try to make small hole in the middle and drop in the oil.Fry for 5-8 min until its fully cooked .
For pulusu:
1.Soak tamarind in hot water or if you are in a hurry here is a tip .Add water & tamarind in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 1 min to extract the pulp easily.
2.Cut onions lengthwise,spring onion,cilantro and keep them aside.
3.Heat oil in a deep saute pan or vessel ,add jeera,mustard seeds,onion ,chopped garlic,curry leaves .Cook them until the onions are soft , I like the onion taste in pulusu so I don't fry them till they are brown .Add turmeric ,mix it.
4.Add salt , red chili powder saute it for 5 min.Mean while extract the tamarind pulp and keep it aside.
5.Add methi powder,peanut powder(adding peanut powder gives a nice flavor),sesame powder,coriander powder and mix everything , open cook for 5 min .
6.Add the tamarind pulp to the pan and add 2 cups of water.Allow it to boil for 10 min check the seasoning add if anything is required.If you want your pulusu to be watery then add little more water if required , add chopped cilantro,garelu/vadas,boil it for 15 min.
7.Pulusu is ready to serve , Pulusu goes really well with pappu with a touch of ghee yummy, my favorite combination. 

8 comments:

This sound fabulous! very beautifully done too!

January 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM  

That is one superb recipe, the pics are really tempting!

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January 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM  

slurp slurp.. vellu naakeyyalani unde..

January 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM  

Mouthwatering here, soo tempting dish..

January 27, 2011 at 5:25 AM  

The vada is a delicious Indian Snacks

January 27, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

Thanks everyone !!

January 27, 2011 at 4:01 PM  

Hey, I am loving the idea. Sooooooo tempting.

January 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

vada in tamarind would be awesome, delish!

February 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

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