moru kachiyathu is the sister/brother of this and the only difference is the coconut cumin paste in pulissery. People often confuse this with "kaalan", but both are different and the recipe for "kaalan" will be posted soon :-)Pulissery is a staple in Keralacuisine, and the natives do not need any introduction for this.In fact
I make this almost every week, which will last for 3-4 days and my family needs it even if I have some other curry.This is a very simple, healthy and tasty preparation which is comforting too.
Pineapple (cut in small cubes)-1/2 cup
Greenchilles(slit into 2)-3-4
Red chilli powder-1/4tsp
Yogurt/curd(sour)-1 +1/2 cup
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
1.Cook the pineapple cubes in enough water to immerse them completely after adding turmeric,green chillies,red chilli powder and salt.Cook for 15-20 minutes.(Pineapple needs 5 more minutes)
2.Grind the coconut and cumin seeds together to a fine paste.
3.Mix this paste in the cooked pineapple mix and cook covered for another 3-4 minutes.
4.Meanwhile blend the curd or yogurt using a whisk or hand mixer.
5.Add this into the mixture slowly while stirring with one hand.Adjust the consistency using water.
6.Stir continuously,and when you see the steam starts coming switch off the heat and pour into the serving dish.(This shouldn't take more than 3-4 minutes.If you keep longer it will get curdled)
7.Heat oil in a pan and do the seasoning.(when mustard seeds splutter, add fenugreek seeds, wait for that to splutter and reduce the heat, add red chillies and curry leaves)
8.Pour this seasoning over the pulissery and serve with Rice.
1. You could use ripe mango,wintermelon, nendrappazham (Kerala plantain) etc instead of pineapple to make pulissery.
2.If you are using buttermilk ,don't add any extra water.
3.When you add water to adjust the consistency, keep in mind that, later it gets more thickened, by the cumin you have added, and water should be a little bit on the higher side.
4. The camera/lighting didn't do the justice and I got a lighter color in the picture. In fact it is more yellowish :D
We are happy to send this to Priya's CWS-Fenugreek seeds event which is hosted by SE. We would like to thank you both for this exciting event :-) Click on the link to know more about this event !