Theepi Kanda Pulusu

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Aug. 13, 2013

Yam is a popular ingredient used in Andhra cuisine. In fact, it is prepared in different ways, of which pulusu is quite popular. Check out this recipe to know its preparation.


Yam 250 Gram , cut into small cubes
Tamarind paste 1 Tablespoon
Jaggery/Sugar 50 Gram
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 10 Medium
Salt To Taste
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Red chilies 4 Medium , halved
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon (Leveled)



1. Pressure cook the yam pieces (it does not require water) and keep aside.


2. Heat oil in the dish and add mustard seeds. As they splutter add the curry leaves along with red chilies. Saute for half a minute and add turmeric powder and fenugreek seeds. Saute for half a minute.

3. Add the jaggery and tamarind paste along with 1 cup of water. Add salt and let the contents form a smooth gravy like consistency.

4. Add the cooked yam pieces at this stage and let them cook for at least 10 minutes, so that the sweetness of the jaggery and sourness of the tamarind are soaked by the yam pieces.


5. When done, serve the hot curry with steamed rice or chapatis, as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 201Calories from Fat 70

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 114 mg4.75%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet