Monday, 12 September 2016

majjiga charu recipe, majjiga pulusu recipe - perugu charu andhra style

Majjiga Charu Recipe or Perugu charu is an andhra style buttermilk stew. Majjiga or Challa means buttermilk made using curd (perugu), so people also call it Challa Chaaru or Majjiga Pulusu recipe in telugu. Sour curd gives a nice tangy taste to the recipe.  

There are many variations in its preparation. A delectable combination of veggies are used such as ladys fingers, bottle gourd, drumsticks, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. But today I am showing a very basic version of making  where no veggies are used.

majjiga charu recipe andhra style

A simple tadka is added to the buttermilk to make this recipe. It is also called as Perugu Charu or Pulissery or Moru Kootan, Mor Khuzambu in different south indian  languages.

In North this recipe is popular by the names Dahi Thadka or Andhra Kadi. Serve it with rice and papadams along with some pickle. It is a great recipe during summers as buttermilk is very good for health as it keeps our body hydrated during summer. So let us learn how to prepare majjiga pulusu recipe.

Ingredients for majjiga charu recipe or majjiga pulusu recipe:

1. Curd - 1 cup
2. Water - 1/2 cup
3. Green Chillies - 3
4. Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
5. Curry Leaves - few
6. Coriander Leaves - few
7. Salt - To Taste
8. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
9. Oil - 1 tsp
10. Channa Dal - 1 tsp
11. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
12. Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
13. Hing - 1/8 tsp
14. Urad Dal - 1 tsp

Other pulusu recipes:

Sorakaya Pulusu or Anapakaya Pulusu

Pachi Pulusu 

majjiga pulusu recipe in telugu -  buttermilk stew


How to prepare perugu charu - majjiga charu andhra style recipe

1. Take curd into a bowl, add water, salt and whisk it nicely to remove lumps if any

2. Heat a small pan, add oil, once oil is hot add mustard and cumin seeds, channa and urad dal

3. Once they splutter and when dals change colour slightly add finely chopped green chillies and onion, also add curry leaves.

4. When these are nicely cooked add hing, turmeric powder and switch off the flame

5. Pour this tadka in already whisked curd and mix nicely

perugu charu - dahi thadka - andhra kadi - challa chaaru

6. Add chopped coriander for garnishing

7. Serve it with rice and papadams along with some pickle

8. It is a tasty and easy recipe which is very good for health and also it helps to keep our body hydrated during the summer.

Hope you have enjoyed this easy and quick Majjiga Charu or majjiga pulusu andhra style recipe using very little or even minimal ingredients is ready to eat.

mor khuzambu