I reckon every household in Andhra makes a variation of this dish. The word “Pulusu” denotes a sauce made with tamarind. Thiyya pulusu is mixed vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce. In Andhra Pradesh, it is served alongside plain dhal and rice. You can use any seasonal vegetables of your choice but the classic combination always includes pumpkin, kumara (sweet potato) and drumstick. You can use choko, eggplant, okra, beans, cooking melon, etc.

Thiyya Pulusu


600g of mixed vegetables

1-2 green chillies, slit

30g tamarind soaked in warm water for 30 minutes

½ tsp turmeric powder

Sprig of curry leaves

30g jaggery or brown sugar

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