Apple Pulissery | Apples Cooked in Coconut Yogurt | Kerala Vegetarian Recipe
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 people
  • Green Apples, diced- 3
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Water- ¼ cup
To Grind
  • Coconut grated- 1 cup
  • Green chilies- 2
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Water- ¼ cup
Other ingredients
  • Yogurt or Curd- 1 cup
For Tempering
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Whole red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Coconut Oil- 2 tbsp
  1. Grind all the above-mentioned ingredients ‘to grind’ in a blender to a coarsely smooth paste.
  2. Use green apples or any not-so-sweet variety.
  3. In a saucepan, combine diced apples with chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and water.
  4. Cook covered for 5 minutes till the apples turn soft. Do not overcook the apples & let them turn mushy.
  5. Add the ground coconut paste to the cooked apples, combine well & cook for 5 minutes until the raw smell of the coconut goes away.
  6. Take the yogurt in a small bowl & beat well using a spoon.
  7. Lower the heat and add the beaten yogurt/curd to the above mixture stirring constantly.
  8. Mix everything gently for a minute and remove the pan from the heat. Don’t let the yogurt mixture come to a boil, it can curdle.
  9. Place a frying pan over medium heat, add coconut oil.
  10. Let oil turn hot, add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  11. Add whole red chilies and curry leaves, saute for a few seconds and remove the pan from the heat.
  12. Immediately, add the above seasoning to the apple pulissery.
  13. Close the saucepan with the lid & keep covered for a few minutes.
  14. Enjoy as a side dish along with rice. Tastes absolutely delish.
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