Blogging Marathon# 50: Week 2/ Day 3
Theme: Methi Dishes
Dish: Methi Pulusu
For the final day of this week’s blogging marathon, I had another recipe in mind. But then I saw this pulusu/ stew being made with methi (menthikura) on a Telugu cooking show and I thought it was an interesting way to cook with methi. So scrapped my previous idea and made this dish instead.
Addition of surti lilva or chikkudu vithanalu adds protein to the dish. These can be substituted with any type of sprouts. The original recipe didn’t have the sambar powder, but I used it to add more flavor to the pulusu. Thickening agent here is flax seed meal, which is quite new to me. I use flax seed meal on my cereal and in baking, but never added it to Indian style cooking. It adds a nice nutty flavor and thickens the pulusu too.