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Aug 8, 2008

Tale of a Tangy Soup (Pachi Pulusu)

This is a kind of sambar that is very easy to prepare and is a blend of three tastes like tangy, spicy and sweet. We call it as “Pachchi Pulusu” in Telugu.

  • 1 medium Onion, chopped lengthwise
  • 1 Tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 4 or 5 Green Chilies, cut into small pieces
  • Some Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Rice Flour (to thicken)
  • Salt and Water as required

For Seasoning:

  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Bengal Gram Dal (Chana Dal, Pachchi Senaga Pappu)
  • 1 tsp Black Gram Dal (Urad Dal, Minapa Pappu)
  • 1 broken dry Red Chili
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Oil


Heat the oil in a deep bottomed bowl and add the mustard seeds to it. When they splutter add the cumin seeds along with the dals + red chili and the curry leaves. Fry for some time until the dals turn golden brown in color.

Then add the chopped veggies (onion, green chilies and tomato) and stir well. Add a little water to this, cover and let it cook for some time until the onions become translucent.

Later add the tamarind pulp + turmeric + sugar and mix well. Adjust the salt too.

Add more water to this, cover and leave it on medium flame until it boils and a nice aroma comes out.

This soup will be very thin at this stage. So to make it a little thicker: combine rice flour with a little water and pour this mixture into the soup. Stir well so that no lumps are formed. Leave the bowl for 5 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and enjoy with steaming hot rice, ghee and some papads.


Cham said... [Reply]

Sounds different and delicious, i love tangy taste :) Good one to share Uma!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Very interesting.. if it's tangy, then am sure it'll be something I like :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Tangy!!! wow..can imagine the taste..nice one Uma

Ramya Bala said... [Reply]

found a similar recipe in rekhas kitchen...Tangy,then I am gonna luv it...

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

tangy taste fits for rice...nice colour and temepting pic..

jayasree said... [Reply]

I usually make this for a quick gravy to go with rice. Love it for the tangy taste.

Swati said... [Reply]

I love tangy stuff.. I'd love to have a large bowl of this!!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

i love naything which is tangy ,.this sound delicious,..

Medhaa said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
Thank you I am glad everyone is liking the template have worked on it for a while.

I too make this sambhar but I grind all the veggies once cooked and then add the water. But I use Sambhar powder too I realized here you do not use it. Will try this soon.

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, so glad to see you after a break. I loved this recipe. I am on the lookout for something that does not involve daal.

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Looks yummy. I make it as a combi with Khicdi.

Unknown said... [Reply]

mmm uma pachi pulusu color chalabagundi i love to have this with hot plain rice

Swati said... [Reply]

Uma I have something to share with you..

Cynthia said... [Reply]

I like the idea of the tang in a soup. I guess that's why I like the Chinese hot and sour coup so much.

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

i hav heard this name but dint know how to prepare...thanks uma now i know....is it very famous ur side...coz lot of my andra frnds hav told me abt this pulusu

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, Pachchi Pulusu sounds and looks delicious. I have never had this before, and would love to try it.

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

This looks too good Uma..Spicy, tangy, am all set to slurp it ;)..

ST said... [Reply]

Slurp slurp spicy ,tangy soup .......

A Treat is waiting for u at my blog:))

EC said... [Reply]

Nice idea...looks delicious

Anonymous said... [Reply]

This looks great Uma. Reminds me of the sambhar my granny used to make.

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Hi Uma! The soup looks delicious and yummy...

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Looks delish

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

The soup looks tangy for sure...nice idea..

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

Tangy soup is chatakedarrrrrrrr.....:)
it looks really drooling

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Ooh! Tangy. I love it...

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


pachadi pulusu sounds very different and the tangy taste must be great. Am going to try this soon.

Usha said... [Reply]

Looks delicious,have never tried this before would love to try this soon,thanks for sharing :)

karuna said... [Reply]

i love soups. this looks yummy

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