Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thotakura Perugu Kura

This is the dish which is tasty to eat and healthy for our body too. You can make this dish without oil. You don’t even feel that there is no oil in it. Leafy vegetables are very good for health. We should include leafy vegetables to our diet daily. You can make the same curry with palak too. Definitely give a try.

Recipe Source: Dr.Manthena Satyanaryana Raju

Serves: 2 People or 12-15 pulkas


• Amaranthan Leaves Thotakura --- 2 bunches or when chopped 2 ½ tightly.
• Green Chilies --- 10 small
• Onion --- ¼ of big US onion or 1 normal onion
• Tomatoes --- 4 small or 1-1 ½ cups when chopped
• Curds --- 1 cup
• Coriander leaves --- 10 - 15 strands or 1/4 cup tightly
• Salt --- 1/2 - 3/4 tsp (adjust)

Ingredients To Grind:

• Peanuts --- 2 Tblsn
• Urad Dal --- 1 Tblsn
• Channa Dal --- 1 tsp
• Sesame Seeds --- 1 tsp
• Curry leaves --- a few or 10 around

Ingredients For Seasoning:

• Channa Dal --- 1 tsp
• Urad Dal --- 1 tsp
• Curry leaves --- a few


1. First clean the leaves with water. Cut the edges of the strands. Chop finely and add them to a pressure cooker directly. Slit 10 green chilies and them to the pressure cooker. Chop ¼ of a big onion into pieces and add them to the pressure cooker. Chop 4 small tomatoes and add it to the pressure cooker. Add ½ cup of curds to the pressure cooker. (No need of adding water to the cooker). Mix well and pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Wait till the pressure goes off.

2. In the meanwhile, dry roast all the above said ingredients (Peanuts, channa dal, urada dal, sesame seeds and curry leaves). Let them cool and grind them to a fine powder. (No need of removing the skin of peanuts.) Keep that aside.

3. In the same pan dry roast channa dal, urad dal and a few curries for seasoning/tadka/popu and keep them aside.

4. When the pressure comes again turn the heat on and add the prepared powder, seasoning which made and kept aside and chop a few coriander leaves, the rest of the curds (1/2 cup) and ½ -¾ tsp (adjust) of salt to the cooker. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat by mixing occasionally.

5. Turn off the heat. Transfer the curry to a serving bowl. When the curry is warm have it with hot pulkas with sliced onions. Tastes good.

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