Monday, April 27, 2009

Chepala Pulusu(Fish Pulusu)

Hai friends welcome to another week.Yesterday i was little busy in cooking.After many days we bought fish.Every sunday we thought to buy fresh fish but when sunday came we woke very late at 12 noon and became very lazy to cook and its very difficult to go out and bring and cook.But ydy we finally bought .Before we came to US we live in cyprus.Ther we did not get much fishes.Anyway we dont how to select the fish in cyprus.Before marriage i dont know how to clean and cook the fish.But i learn to cook the fish after i went to trip to India.Then i clearly observe how to cook the pulusu.I love this recipe what my mom cooks.She cooks this recipe very nicely.But when i try to cook it does not came that tastly but this time she told that to add some to this recipe now i try this it came out good so i want to share this recipe.This recipe is came from my great grand mother.I think u guys love this recipe.

Fish-5 fish pieces(2 lbs tilapia)
tomatoes-1(if the tomatoes are small add 2 otherwise 1)
onions big-1
dry red chillies-5 to 6
jeera-1 tsp
garlic cloves-3
mustard seeds-1 tsp
turmeric-1 tsp
coriander seeds-1 tsp
jaggery-1 tsp
salt to taste
tamarind pulp-1 cup
oil-2 tsp
curry leave-few

Method:First clean the fish with salt and turmeric.Keep it aside for 5 min then clean with water. For this recipe we have to prepare the paste.First cut the onions and tomatoes into chunks add this into the jar to this add turmeric,garli,jeera,red chillies,coriander seeds,jaggery,mustard seeds grind to fine paste.
Now take the pan and pour oil when it si heat add the mustard seeds,jeera,dry red chillies and curry leaves fry it and then add onions .Fry the onions until it changes to brown colour.Now add the fish and fry for only 1 min.Now add the paste to it and fry 1 more minute.
fry for 2 minutes so the raw smell goes.
Now take the tamarind pulp and pour in the pan until the fish covers.
After that add salt and curry leaves to this cover the lid and boil until the fish is cooked.
This should be cooked for 5 minutes .After 5 minutes u will get nice aroma.Its very tempting to eat.Now the fish is ready to eat.
Serve hot with rice.


  1. Wow this looks great..Mouthwatering! I love your step by step instructions with shots! Good post :)

  2. wow, this is very simple and finally we get a wonderful mouthwatering dish... perfectly cooked...

  3. Thank u Pooja.Its really nice recipe u have to try and u love it.

  4. Yeah its simple and tasty recipe ramya.

  5. pulusu looks delicious ..have a gift for u ..please do collect it

  6. wow delicious curry Vineela. I will try it sometime. my husband is a big fan of fish.

  7. Thank u shama for ur lovely words.Sure i will colect dear.

  8. Sure vishali u have to try its really nice dish.

  9. Chepala pulusu looks so great, very inviting...its been a while I made this. I like boney fish with lots of skin-on, they taste great in pulusu, right!:)