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Pulisseri (yogurt curry)



  • Onion, cut into small pieces
  • 2 or 3 Green chile, cut long
  • tsp. Turmeric powder
  • tsp. chile powder
  • tsp. methi (uluva/fenugreek) powder
  • tsp. cumin (jeerakam) powder
  • oil
  • salt
  • mustard seeds
  • curry leaves
  • 1 or 2 zuchini squash/chayote squash/green apple (grannysmith), cut into pieces
  • 2 c. Yogurt (wholemilk one is better), whipped well.


Heat oil, fry mustard seeds, then add onion, green chile and stir for a while. Then add curry leaves (optional), and then all the powders and salt. Stir for a few seconds, then add the veg. pieces, and a cup of water. Cover it and cook. When cooked, take it off the stove, and after a while (when cooled down a bit) add the yogurt to it, stir well. And it is ready! Note: (You can use ripe mango instead of squash/apple if you like. Also, you can add coriander leaves if you like.)