Pacchi Pulusu

For Day 2, Week 3 of BM #47, let us go to Telangana for this tangy gravy which happens to be a favorite of my husbands'.

It was unearthed the other day in a phone conversation with my MIL. Apparently she learnt it from her Telangana neighbors in Hyderabad almost 30+ years back. 

This is a tangy treat for raw onion lovers. I am not one of them but my husband and older one love this gravy!

Ingredients - 

Tamarind water 2-3 cups
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Salt, Red chilli powder and powdered jaggery as needed
Seasoning (Oil/Ghee 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds a pinch, Asafoetida a pinch)

Pacchi Pulusu

Method Of Preparation -

Water down the tamarind extract to suit your taste.

Add all the ingredients and mix well. Check the taste and adjust the favors as per your taste. [No cooking the tamarind water.]

Heat a small pan, add ghee/oil and mustard seeds. After they pop add cumin and asafoetida. Remove from fire and pour it in the tamarind mixture.

Serve it as is along with steaming hot rice.

Preparation Time 8 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, December 18, 2014


  1. Tamarind water and raw onion! What a unique combo.

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. Athamma makes this Harini and most times she never tempers it as well..I know how flavoursome this tastes..lovely picture..

  4. Pacchi pulusu, love it though I do not make it as husband is not fond of it at all. Pacchi pulusu and pappu is a very nice combo. We add chopped green chilies instead of chili powder and roasted & chopped green chilies tastes awesome.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Can guess the flavor of this pulusu, even we do a similar rasam like this.

  7. I too prepare a dish similar to this but I cook it and have it with rice. YUM

  8. Wow it sounds so tangy and delicious.

  9. Kalyani Says:
  10. Slurpy and tangy ! My EO would love this combo although I wd cut down the chillies for her. Not boiling tamarind ? Wudnt it leave a raw smell Harini ?

  11. I am sure I would love this am drooling.

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. My MIL makes really good pachi pulusu. I'm not a big raw onion lover, like you, but my husband loves this dish.

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