Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pazham Pulisheri

I like having sweet curries with rice for lunch.But I am alone here,hubby dislikes any sweet dish paired with rice.What do I do?Be selfish(do I have a choice?)and prepare it anyway.I tried forcing my hubby with phrases like-"Its so yummy and delicious..why don't you try it,how can you say you don't like something without tasting it?" etc etc.He just asked one question and silenced me.."How would you feel if I forced you to eat non-veg,repeating the same lines which you said??"Oh do I make him realize what he's missing..??!!

Banana-Nendrapazham,is one fruit with which you can prepare so many delicacies.Pazham pori,Nendrapazha pradhaman,Unnakaya,Kelya ambat to name a few.Pulisheri is one such dish which my dear friend Deepthi introduced me to.We usually prepare Kelya ambat-a curry with channa dal,coconut,jaggery and banana for festival and other such special occasions.This one was new to me.Try it once and I bet you will fall in love with it..

Pazham Pulisheri


Ripe banana/Nendrapazham - 1 big
Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 4 moulds or 4 tbsp of grated jaggery or 4 tbsp jaggery syrup
Thick curds - 1/2 cup

Grind to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/2 of one coconut(medium)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies-1 or 2(depending on the chillyness)

For seasoning
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Cook banana in 3/4 litres of water with turmeric.
When it is cooked,add salt to taste and mash the bananas gently.
Add the jaggery and let it boil.
Add the coconut paste at this stage.
Simmer for 3 minutes till everything gets mixed.
Switch off the flame.
Prepare seasoning in a pan and add all the ingredients one by one.
Add it to the pulisheri.
Beat the curds with a fork and add to the pulisheri when it is cooled a bit.
This pulisheri tastes equally good when served cool or hot.
So what's your choice??


  1. Hi Divya finally did u make ur hubby eat this?the same with my husband too.Like urs and looks yummy too.

  2. looks yummy, cant wait to try this

  3. I like pulisseri too...but I prefer mambazham to pazham....

  4. I heard about this one but never made at home. Looks absolutely yummy. Nice recipe.

  5. i am not a big fan of curd but this dish looks yummy divya..this totally reminds me of kellya ambat which is my a sudden craving for it after seeing this dish...:)

  6. Never tried this, looks great . Thanks for sharing

  7. Loved your Pulisheri! Shall try it out and let u know ( am yet to try ur yum Soyibhajjil masolu n randayi) :D
    I m lagging behind in posting, cooking and many things :)

  8. Kamala,I've decided not to force him anymore so that I can have his share too;-)

    Anjali,thank you.It tastes yummy too!!

    Jayashree,given a choice I too like mambazha pulisheri,but we shouldn't forget the humble banana who's available 365 days a year,right?;-)

    Divya,thank you!!

    Shriya,thank you.Do try it out!!

    Ranji,do try it using minimal amount of curd.It tastes very similar to our ambat.An easy to make ambat I shall say!!

    Medhaa,thank you.My pleasure.

    Purnima,please come out of your blogging blues.I check out your blog almost every day to see if you have posted a new recipe.Please!!


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