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Pearl Onion Pulusu (Chinna Ullipaya Pulusu)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: andhra
Servings: 4 serving


  • 2 Tomatoes – ripe, chopped
  • 4 chilies Green
  • 2 tbsps Tamarind paste
  • 3 tbsps Jaggery
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour water – mixed with
  • ½ tsp Turmeric

For Tempering:

  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 chilies Dry red
  • 6 - 8 Curry leaves
  • pinch Asafoetida , hing


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan, add the ingredients for tempering one after another in the same order. When the seeds splutter, add the onions and sauté on medium heat till they turn light golden.
  • Add the tomatoes, cover and cook till they get mushy. Add tamarind paste, 2 cups water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Stir in sambar powder, jaggery and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice flour mixture, cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in chopped coriander leaves.


This sweet and sour dish goes well with rice and plain dal (utti pappu).
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