This is a popular dish from Kerala, very tasty and served with hot rice. Puli means tamarind, though tamarind is not the main ingredient in this dish, somehow it got the name pulicurry. I tried this recipe and liked a lot, in this recipe the fenugreek seeds gives a great flavor. Try it, you will like it too.


  • Ash gourd —————————– 1 medium slice
  • Green pumpkin ——————– 1 medium slice
  • Tamarind juice ——————— 1/4 cup
  • To make a roasted powder
    • Rice ———————————– 2 tsp
    • Coriander seeds ————– 1 1/2 tsp
    • Fenugreek seeds ————- 1 tsp
    • Dry chilies ———————— 4
  • To make coconut paste
    • Grated coconut —————- 1/4 cup
    • Cumin seeds ——————— 1/2 tsp
    • Water ——————————— 1 TBSP
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard seeds——————- 1 tsp
    • Dry chilies ————————- 2
    • Curry leaves ———————- 2 springs

How To Make

  • Peel the skin off from the ash gourd and green pumpkin
  • Cut them into cubes and cook them in a pressure cooker with a cup of water and salt for one whistle and turn off the stove
  • In the meantime, dry roast the rice, coriander, fenugreek seeds and dry chilies in a pan
  • Then grind them into powder using mixer/blender
  • Now open the pressure cooker and roughly smash the cooked ash gourd and green pumpkin pieces using the back of a spoon
  • Then add the tamarind juice and the dry roast powder in the cooker and cook for few minutes
  • Now make the coconut paste and add it in the cooker, mix it well and cook for two more minutes
  • Then do the seasoning using the ingredients listed above (refer this link for doing the seasoning if needed)
  • Turn off the stove
  • Now the tasty pulicurry is ready to serve with hot rice

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