Chepala Pulusu - Multi-cuisine Recipe from The Dining Room, Park Hyatt Hyderabad:

Chepala Pulusu

Chepala Pulusu, A Traditional South Indian Andhra Style Fish Curry Made Using Fish Pieces And Tamarind Extract. It Is A Very Popular Fish Curry Commonly Called As Fish Pulusu In South Indian Telangana And Andhra Regions.

  • 1 Hr Prep Time
  • 1 Hr Cooking time
  • 6 Servings



  • Step 1

    1. To Make Spice Powder For The Curry Heat A Heavy Pan And Roast Fenugreek, Cumin, Coriander And Mustard Seeds And Black Pepper On A Low Flame For 5 Minutes. Remove From Heat And Cool On A Plate. Once The Mixture Is Cool, Grind To A Very Fine Powder

  • Step 2

    2. Soak The Tamarind In 2 Cups Of Water Let It Soak For 20 Minutes, Then Make A Pulp By Squeezing The Tamarind Well. Strain The Pulp To Get Rid Of The Seeds And Keep Aside

  • Step 3

    3. Puree Tomatoes In A Blender And Keep Aside

  • Step 4

    4. Heat 6-8 Tablespoons Of Gingely (sesame) Oil In A Pan, Add In The Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Dried Red Chillies And Curry Leaves, Fry Until The Curry Leaves Are Crisp.

  • Step 5

    5. Add Chopped Garlic, Chopped Green Chillies And Chopped Onions. Fry Till They Are Lightly Brown

  • Step 6

    6. Add In The Tomato Puree And The Tamarind Pulp Then Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder And Coriander Powder Cooked Till Oil Come Up Then Add Water

  • Step 7

    7. Simmer The Gravy For 20 Minutes Covered On A Low Flame Stirring Every 5 Minutes Once After 20 Minutes The Oil Would Start To Float On Top Then Add Fish Cooked About 8 Minutes

  • Step 8

    8. Add The Powder To The Gravy And Simmer For A Minute

  • Step 9

    9. Your Chepala Pulusu Is Ready!

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