Aparna (inspirethoughts) wrote,

Dish-A-Day: 06/13/2012 - Bachali Aaku Pulusu Kura

Prologue: Go here.

06/13/2012: Bachali Aaku Pulusu Kura - Bachali Aaku otherwise called as Pooi Leaves. An interesting conversation at the grocery store led me to this dish.
She: "What are these"
Me: "Some green leaves. It says Pooi Leaves"
She:"What are you going to do with it?"
Me: "I dont know. Will search on google and see what recipe can be made and then cook" (beaming a smile)
She: **Astonished and laughed walking away with some of the leaves".

I knew the leaves looked familiar but could not place them accurately until when I googled what Pooi Leaves means. LOL! We used have climbers of this leafy vegetable in my parent's home, and I totally forgot how they look like. He he. Never the less did not forget the recipes mom used to make. Here is one with my modification.

06132012 - Pooi Leaves or Bachali Aaku Pulusu Kura


1) Cut the leaves off the stem. Then chop them into small pieces.
2) In a pan heat 1 tsp Oil. Add 1/4 tsp Jeera, 1/4 tsp Mustart Seeds, 1/4 tsp Urad Dal and some Curry Leaves.
3) Once the spices fry, add chopped Green Chilis (2 or 3 mendium), chopped 1 large Garlic Clove and stir for a few mins.
4) Add 1 meduim sized Onion chopped finely. Let it fry till Onions turn golden brown.
5) Now add Methi Powder (1 tsp),1/4 cup Tamarind Juice, Salt per taste, 1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder and chopped Pooi Leaves.
6) Once the leaves are cooked well, add 1 tsp of Rice Flour mixed with cold water into the pan. Let it simmer for few mins.
7) Serve with Rice or Roti.
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