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Egg Pulusu

Snigdha's picture
Egg Pulusu is a typical South-Indian or more specifically a Telugu Dish. Pulusu simply implies a mixture of tamarind juice with salt and chilly powder. The sour taste of tamarind catches on to the boiled eggs giving it a wonderful taste. Making small slits on the sides of the eggs will ensure the 'Pulusu' penetrates the eggs giving it the desired taste. Comments/Suggestions/Feedback on this Egg Pulusu Recipe are welcome!
  Eggs 5
  Tamarind 25 Gram, soaked in water
  Jaggery piece 1⁄2 Inch (panela)
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green chillies 3 , cut lengthwise
  Methi seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon (fenugreek)
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Jeera 1⁄2 Teaspoon (cumin seeds)
  Dhaniyar powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon (coriander powder)
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste

Boil eggs separately, peel the shell. Make small slits on the sides of the eggs (this allows the gravy to seep in). Keep aside.

Soak 25 gms tamarind in water for 10 mins.

Heat 3 tbs oil in a deep vessel. Add mustard seeds & allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, methi seeds, onions, green chillies, curry leaves & saute until onions fry well.

Add boiled eggs. Add turmeric powder, dhaniya powder, salt & chilly powder. Mix well

Add Tamarind juice (squeeze the juice out of the tamarind soaked in water & throw away the pulp).

Add 1 cup water. Bring the mixture to several boils (until the gravy thickens). Add the small jaggery piece and stir until the piece melts.

Garnish with some cilantro (optional)

Serve Hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Boiled Eggs in Tamarind Gravy

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amiablepsyche's picture
hi snigdha lovely recipe. thanks for sharing. are u telugu cos i see the word pulusu????
Snigdha's picture
Hi akhila...thanks for the compliments. I have made slight changes to this recipe now, you might like to try the updated one! . a telugu pilla!
moodyfoody's picture
hmmmm delicious Egg Pulusu recipe, It will be a great option. Snigdha thanks for sharing with us.. (¨`·.·´¨) Alwayz`·.¸(¨`·.·´¨) Keep(¨`·.·´¨)¸.·´ Smiling!`·.¸.·´moodyfoody
Jayashree's picture
Nice recipe. I think you can also add some corrainder powder, usually I do it that way.
Snigdha's picture
Oh yes...adding a little dhaniya/coriander powder will surely enhance its taste. Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to include this ingredient in the recipe too.
Sanghi's picture
Really a great recipe. Heard about this pulusu from my telugu friends, but not tasted it. After seeing your recipe, I'm very eager to try it.
ramyanagarajan's picture
hi snigdha.... 'm ramya nagarajan... this is a very very delicious recipe... thank u so much for posting such a nice recipe.... have a good time... keep posting more delicious recipes... bye
Snigdha's picture
Hi Ramya. Thank you for the feed back. I shall keep posting more such recipes.
seeya's picture
Egg Pulusu Recipe, Boiled Eggs In Tamarind Gravy