Spicy Nellore Chepala Pulusu – Fish Lovers Cannot Miss This!!

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Andhra is famous for its impeccable fish recipes. Nellore does not stand very far when it comes to the finest delectable dishes of the state. Fish curries from coastal region are extremely famous throughout the world. Nellore Spicy Chepala Pulusu has its own importance in terms of taste and nutritive content. This Pulusu is very much prepared as a Sunday special in most of the fish eating, Nellore households.

Let us look at a quick recipe of Spicy Nellore Chepala Pulusu now.

Spicy Nellore Chepala Pulusu


Fish – 2 Lbs

Onion – 1 or 2, finely sliced

Tomato – 1 sliced

Tamarind pulp – soak a ball in water for 30 minutes

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp

Pasupu – 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder – 3 tsp – spice it up!!


For the Popu (Thadka) 

Mustard and fenugreek seeds for Popu

Curry leaves

Red chillies – 2


Take the fish and marinate with salt,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Take some oil in a pan, heat it and then add mustard seeds, fenu greek seeds, red chilli and curry leaves to it.
Once the mix starts spluttering, add sliced onions and saute them until soft.
Add the tomato pieces and saute them till oil comes out. Extract tamarind juice from pulp and add to the fried mixture. Add 2 cups of water.
Boil this for five minutes. Then add the marinated fish to the curry.

Cook on a medium flame for about 20 minutes.

Prepare the Popu with the mentioned ingredients and add to the curry/pulusu

Serve the yummy Nellore style spicy chepala pulusu with rice. Nothing can beat the delicious effect.

This preparation will be a stand out for those important get togethers and functions. Make sure you try this one out and share the feedback with us.



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