Pulisseri - Spiced yogurt Curry, Kerala Sadya Recipe

Plain Pulisseri

A spiced  yogurt curry from Kerala . This is a must  have  dish for  a  traditional feast or  sadya.

Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 Servings
Author Syama


  • 2 C Yogurt/Buttermilk Slightly Sour
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • Salt - To Taste

To Grind

  • 1/2 C Grated Fresh Coconut Loosely Packed
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds

To Temper

  • 1 - 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 - 2 Dry Red Chili
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Urad Dal Optional


  1. Grind the coconut with cumin seeds to a fine paste.
  2. Mix the yogurt or buttermilk with turmeric and the ground paste. Add enough water to achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Heat the mix over medium heat, stirring continuously. Turn off when the the mix is warmed thorough and bubbles start appearing on the sides.
  4. In a small pan heat 1 to 2 Tbsp oil and add the urad dal , mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds , pieces of dried red chilies, and curry leaves Stir a few times until the mustard seeds splutter and curry leaves and red chilies begin to turn brown. Add the chili powder and turn off the heat. Mix well.
  5. Taste the pulisseri and add enough salt as required. Pour the seasonings on top.Mix gently before serving.

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