Palakkadan mulaku varutha Puli recipe | Tharavattu Puli

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Palakkadan mulaku varutha Puli recipe or Milagu varutha Puli is very simple, Easy and quick recipe. Milaguvarutha puli a.k.a Tharavattu Puli can be taken with rice.

Tharavad meaning the ancestral home , this dish has also got the name Tharavattu Puli. On a busy day or when out of vegetables, this recipe helps a lot.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

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Milagu varutha Puli
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Simplest of all recipes and can be ready in just 10 min. Quick lunch recipe. There are many more curry recipes for rice. Check out the collections and am sure you would like those. Simple, quick and easy recipes for everyday cooking. there are around 40 + recipe collection. to plan your lunch easy every day.

Rice, puli curry and chammanthi is best ever combination if you’re looking for a comfort meal. Or simply adding little of this curry to curd rice takes it to another level.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

Palakkadan mulaku varutha Puli recipe

Milagu varutha puli

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lemon sized Tamarind soaked in 3 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup small onions chopped/sliced
  • 2-3 no Red chillies broken
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak tamarind in 3 cups warm water before starting to cook
  • Preheat the pan, add coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds.
  • when it crackles, add Fenugreek seeds and saute it in simmer until it turns slightly brown.
  • further add curry leaves, red chilli and sliced onions. saute until onions turn slightly brown.
  • Squeeze out the Tamarind water and filter it. Add the filtered tamarind water to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Put off when it comes to a rolling boil. Serve hot with Rice and chammanthi.



  • Optionally, you can add urad dal and chana dal while tempering. 
  • Also, some recipes call for chopped green chilies and garlic along with red chilies. But that is optional.

Mulakuvarutha Puli recipe

1.Soak the tamarind in warm water before beginning to cook.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

2. Heat coconut oil in a pan/mud pot and crackle mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds. Along with it, add red chilies and curry leaves.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

3. Further, add sliced onions and salt. Fry the onions until they turn slightly brown as shown below.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

4. Squeeze out the tamarind extract and filter only the water and discard the pulp.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

5. Check the salt and add turmeric powder. mix well. Let the mix come to a rolling boil.

mulaku varutha puli recipe

Put off and serve hot with rice.

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