Sunday, February 01, 2015

Pulagam and Kalagalupu Kura

Pulagam is a dish made with rice and split green gram. This dish is generally made on Bhogi day. Sankranti is celebrated mainly for three days. The first day is known as Bhogi, the second day is known as Sankranti or pongal and the third day is known as Kanumu.On Bhogi day, we will make pulagam. And on this day, we will also make Kalagalupu kura(mixed vegetable curry).                        


What you need:

Rice-1 cup
Split and skinned green gram or pesara pappu-1/4 a cup
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Salt to taste
Ghee-2 tablespoons                                      

  1. Dry roast the split green gram for two minutes on a medium flame.
  2. Allow it to cool and wash it with water. Mix the dal with rice and pressure cook them with three cups of water until four whistles by adding turmeric powder, salt and ghee.
  3. Let the cooker cooldown and serve the rice with melted ghee and grated jagery.    
      Note: You can also have pulagam with patchi pulusu.   

Kalagalupu Kura

What you need:
Broad beans (chikkudu kayalu)-a few(10-12)
Tomatoes-2 medium sized
Potatoes-2 small sized
Cucumber (dosakaya)-1 small sized
Green chilly-4
Onion-1 medium sized
Turmeric powder-1/4 a teaspoon
Chilly powder-1/4 a teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon (optional)
Chopped coriander leaves-a few
Salt to taste 

For seasoning:
Oil-3 tablespoons
Dry chillys-2
Mustard seeds-1/4 a teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/4 a teaspoon
Split black gram-1/4 a teaspoon
Split benga gram-1/4 a teaspoon
Curry leaves-a few


  1. Wash and cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed vessel or pan and add all the seasoning ingredients one by one. Fry them for a minute on a low flame and add the onions and green chillys. If you want, you can add ginger garlic paste now.
  3. Fry them for two minutes on a medium flame and add the cut vegetables.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt and mix it well. Cover and cook it for two minutes. 
  5. Add a quarter cup of water and cook it covered, till all the vegetables become soft.It takes 6-8 minutes. Now add the chopped coriander leaves and turn off the stove. 
         Serve it with hot rice and enjoy the mixed vegetable curry.

   Note: You can also add brinjal to this curry.           

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