Gummadikaya Pulusu is the next one featured in the Vegetarian Lunch Thali. This Pulusu is a tangy, slightly sweetish gravy that pairs well with steamed rice.
We mostly make pumpkin as gojju or thick gravy. And there are occasions when we want to make something extra too. And there are occasions when the dishes we want to make will not be liked by all, yet we have to make them. Like Hubby Dear doesn’t the Gummadikaya Gojju as it is sweetish in taste. This is a dish that I ate growing up and love it a lot. A very simple no onion, a no-frills dish that gets done very quickly.
As a result, we make dishes like this, I end up cooking a different meal for Hubby Dear, something for the kids. Naturally, we end up with different dishes. I thought I might as well make a thali out of it. The dishes you see on the plate have dishes made for different family members and it sort of complimented each other.
We like vegetables that are just roasted, however, Hubby Dear likes it spicy with some extra masala. So this bindi you see here is a masala one that has onions and tomatoes and cooked as a dry saute. It makes a wonderful combination with plain dal.
We had masala Vada prepared for lunch and it was a delicious meal on the whole. The Thali has Dal with Bindi Curry, Masala Vada. This thali certainly makes you feel happy as you have different flavours to taste!
This Pumpkin Pulusu is my Day 4 of Vegetarian Thali, while it’s another Biryani in C4AS
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Ingredients used to make this Pulusu
Red Pumpkin is the main ingredient to make this Pulusu. Pulusu means thin gravy, mostly made till tangy using Tamarind.
First of all, boil the pumpkin to firm pieces. Next, add this to the boiling tamarind water mixed with the ground masala.
The ground masala can be simple roasted chana dal, coriander seeds with coconut, or it can have more ingredients like peppercorn, urad dal added to it.
Serve this with hot steamed rice with a serving of ghee. You can avoid ghee to make this a completely vegan meal.
Vegetarian Thali Menu 4