Kodi Mamsam Pulusu - Chicken stew

Pulusu is a typical Andhra recipe consisting of either vegetarian or non vegetarian ingredients prepared in tamarind juice.
Chepala pulusu (Fish stew), Mamsam pulusu (Meat stew), Egg pulusu, Punugula pulusu, Majjiga pulusu, Pachhi pulusu, Vankaya pulusu, Pappu pulusu are some common variations of this recipe from South. In this post I'm sharing a chicken stew recipe prepared in tangy tamarind gravy which goes very well with rice.


Chicken : 500gm
Onions : 4 (2 cut into pieces and 2 for paste)
Green Chillies : 3 (Slitted)
Tomato : 2 (cut into pieces)
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 6 cloves
Tamarind juice : 1 cup
Turmeric powder : 1 tea spoons
Red chilly powder : 1 tea spoon
Curry Masala Powder : 3 tea spoons
Garam Masala Powder : 2 tea spoons
Coriander leaves
Salt : As per taste
Oil : 2 table spoons


Wash and marinate chicken with 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilly powder, 1 tsp salt and keep aside.
Grind 2 onions, ginger piece, garlic cloves, tomato pieces into smooth paste and set aside.
Heat oil in a karahi add onion, green chillies and fry till onion turns pink in color.
Add marinated chicken and fry on slow flame for 5 minutes.
Add ground onion, ginger, garlic, tomato paste to it and fry on slow flame till the raw smell of the paste disappears.
Add curry masala powder, garam masala powder, salt as per taste and fry for 3 minutes.
Add extracted tamarind juice to it and cook till done. Adjust the gravy by adding water as per requirement.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.


  1. The stew looks very spicy and tempting! Slurp!

  2. Hi, first time here and I am treated with this super delicious chicken dish.. truly awesome. Your blog has some lovely andhra dishes which is one of my favourite cuisines... great work:) glad to follow u...

  3. Thanks for dropping by my blog , You have a lovely space too.See you again

  4. Loved the look of the gravy- so spicy n the color is really nice too.
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  5. Tempting and delicious chicken curry...need a bowl of white rice to finish this...super yummy!

  6. chicken stew look awesome dleicious.

  7. Looks yummy and love its color too...


  8. Slurp,mouthwatering here,wat an inviting chicken stew..

  9. Awesome dish, I love Andra recipes to the core...very inviting indeed:)

  10. Hema your curry sounds and looks awesome.


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