Vullipaya Pulusu(Onion Stew)

imageVullipaya pulusu

Vullipaya pulusu is simple and superb recipe for the rainy season. It doesn’t require any vegetable. Within 20 minutes we can prepare the recipe. I’ve used pearl onions to prepare the recipe. With Normal big onions also we can make the recipe. 2 big onions are enough to prepare the pulusu. The onion pulusu is so delicious with its spiciness and tanginess. Here I present easy vullipaya pulusu which goes well steamed rice, dosa or chapathi. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!


Pearl onions(Small onions): 20-25 nos. or 100 gms

Garlic flakes: 7/8 nos.

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Red chilli powder: 1 tsp

Turmeric: half tsp

Tamarind: lemon size

Salt: As required

Water: as required(approximately 3 cups)

Rice flour: 1 1/2 tbsp

Jaggery powder: 1 tsp


Oil: 2 tbsp

Mustard: 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds: half tsp

Hing: A pinch

Curry leaves: A sprig

Coriander leaves: Few

Method of preparation:

1. Take pearl onions or shallots, peel the skin and rinse well.

2. Take a kadai and pour oil, when it becomes hot add mustard and fenugreek seeds.

3. When mustard splutters add a pinch of hing into it. Now add the pearl onions and mix well. Now add a pinch of salt and turmeric too.

4. Now add garlic flakes, curry leaves and finely chopped coriander leaves.Fry the onions for 2 minutes and add red chilli powder, coriander powder.image

5. Meanwhile soak tamarind in hot water for 15 minutes.image

6. Now add two cups of water to the fried onions and bring it to boil.image

7. Now extract the tamarind pulp, take one more cup of water and add to the boiling mixture.image

8. Take rice flour in a small cup mix with few tbsp of water and add to the mixture. Mix thoroughly and add required amount of salt. Add jaggery powder also.image

9. Boil the pulusu for 5 more minutes after adding rice flour water. I have prepared the pulusu and the kandi pachadi also on the same day. After transferring the pachadi onto a serving bowl, in the same mixer grinder I’ve added few tbsp of water and that cleared water again added to the onion pulusu. This gives additional flavour and taste to the pulusu.imageimage

10. Transfer the pulusu into a serving bowl. Now the tasty vullipaya pulusu is ready to serve with hot pulka.image


The onion pulusu is very good accompaniment for hot steamed rice, dosa, roti and also for kandi pachadi rice.(Posted in my earlier recipe. Please check for detailed procedure).image