Palakura Pulusu (Spinach Soup)

I have been thinking of this recipe for quite a while now. With the scare on bagged spinach, I thought its better to be safe than sorry and didn’t buy spinach for almost 2 months. I bought a bunch from Indian store last weekend.

Palakura Pulusu (Spinach Soup)
Palakura Pulusu (Spinach Soup)

This is my grandmother (Dad’s mom) recipe and I had to call my mom for the exact ingredients and method. It is a very earthy, nutritious and low-fat dish.

I have been thinking of this recipe for quite a while now. With the scare on bagged spinach, I thought its better to be safe than sorry and didn’t buy spinach for almost 2 months. I bought a bunch from Indian store last weekend. This is my grandmother (Dad’s mom) recipe and I had to call my mom for ...

Palakura Pulusu (Spinach Soup)

Summary

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  • Coursesoups & stews
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4~6 Serving s 4~6 Serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Spinach – washed and chopped
1 bunch
Red onion – medium, chopped
1
Green chilies – chopped
4
Tamarind pulp
2 tbsps
Rice flour
2 tbsps
Salt
to taste
For tempering (Tadka):
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds (Menthulu)
½ tsp
Dry red chilies
2
Curry leaves
4-5
Asafetida
a pinch

Steps

  1. Take spinach and onions with 1 cup of water in a saucepan; cover and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add green chilies, salt and tamarind juice (add ¼ cup water to tamarind pulp to make the juice); cook for 10minutes.
  3. In the mean time, mix the flour with ¼ cup water to make slurry with no lumps. Add this to the spinach mixture and cook for another 5 minutes till the mixture is slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and add the tadka or tempering. For tempering, heat 1 tsp oil in a small saucepan, add all the ingredients listed, let the seeds splutter. Add this to the spinach mixture. Serve with rice.
Palakura Pulusu (Spinach Soup)

Pictures updated: June 2013

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