"Oru nalla pulisseri undengil pinne kari onnum venda". I have heard ammachi say that a million times. Her speciality was kaya (plaintain) pulisseri though. I didnt get the raw plantain, instead I thought of making use of an English vegetable - Marrow. I tastes superb and eating it u feel like marrow should have been a keralan vegetable.
There are many varieties of pulisseri each with its own recipe. Presented is the easiest and quickest of them all.
1 - Marrow - 200g
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cups or enough to cover pieces.
Salt to taste
2 - Plain yogurt - 2 cups
3 - Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dried red chilli - 2
Red chilli powder - a pinch
4 - Oil - 1 tbsp
- Cook marrow in water with the rest of (1) till cooked through
- Remove from heat and add yogurt. Mix well
- Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and red chilli. Remove from heat, add red chilli powder and mix well.
- Pour this on top of the cooked marrow- yogurt mix. Your pulisseri is ready.
It is tastes best with par boiled rice and poppadoms.