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South Indian Style Cauliflower & Veggie Stew - Dappalam

This Cauliflower & Veggie Stew also called Dappalam or Mukkala Pulusu is a take on a traditional recipe from the southern Indian States of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Dappalam is usually made with a mix of vegetables that are on hand like: squash, ash gourd, okra, drumsticks, and sweet potato. This stew is usually prepared during Makar Sankranti,  celebrations and weddings. This tangy & spicy vegetable stew is a delicious way to warm up on a cold evening, it is best served with hot rice or paratha.

South Indian Style Cauliflower & Veggie Stew -Dappalam Cooking for Kishore


South Indian Style Cauliflower & Veggie Stew
  • 2 cups Mix of chopped veggies: Cauliflower, Carrot, Potato, String Beans, Winter Squash
  • 1 Large Tomato, chopped
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Ginger Paste
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp South Indian Curry Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Ghee, or Butter
  • Salt
  • 3 Cups Water


  1. Boil water and cook veggies with turmeric powder, garlic ginger paste, and a little salt until fork tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, green chillies, cilantro, South Indian Curry Powder and tamarind juice. Mix and cook until tomatoes become soft.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix rice flour with little water to make a lump free paste. Add the rice flour paste to the cooked veggies. Mix and cook for 5 minutes until thickened. Turn heat to low and adjust salt to taste.
  4. Heat the ghee in a pan to medium hot. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. When mustard seeds sputter transfer to the veggie mix. Serve hot with rice or paratha. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
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