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Palakura Pulusu (Spinach Soup)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course soups stews
Cuisine andhra
Servings 46 serving


  • 1 bunch Spinach – washed and chopped
  • 1 Red onion – medium, chopped
  • 4 chilies Green – chopped
  • 2 tbsps Tamarind pulp
  • 2 tbsps Rice flour
  • to taste Salt

For tempering (Tadka):

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds (Menthulu)
  • 2 chilies Dry red
  • 4 - 5 Curry leaves
  • a pinch Asafetida


  • Take spinach and onions with 1 cup of water in a saucepan; cover and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add green chilies, salt and tamarind juice (add ¼ cup water to tamarind pulp to make the juice); cook for 10minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Pictures updated: June 2013