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September 19, 2013

Pindi Miriyam (Andhra Style Vegetable Stew with Peppercorns)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter P
Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh
Dish: P for Pindi Miriyam
Letter P stands for veggies like Potlakaya (snake gourd), Palakoora (spinach). P also stands for Perugu (yogurt), Pachadi (chutney) etc.
Pindi Miriyam (Andhra Style Vegetable Stew with Peppercorns)
Today's recipe Pindimiriyam is a very traditional dish made in Andhra Pradesh. It is basically a spicy, tangy pulusu or stew made with miriyam or peppercorns. It is a very filling and tasty dish that goes well with steamed rice. Recipe is from 'Cooking with Pedatha' cookbook.

Pindi Miriyam (Andhra Style Vegetable Stew with Peppercorns)
Eggplant - 2 small, quartered
Potato - 1 small, sliced
Bottle gourd/ Sorakaya - 5-6 pieces
Green beans - 6-8, cut into 1" pieces
Cluster beans - 6-8, cut into 1" pieces
Toor dal - ¾cup
Tamarind paste - 2tbsp
Turmeric - ¼tsp
Cilantro leaves - ¼cup, chopped
Salt - to taste

For the Masala Paste:
Urad dal - ¾tbsp
Cumin Seeds - ½tbsp
Corainder seeds - 2tbsp
Peppercorns - 1tbsp
Red chilies - 3-4
Coconut - ½cup, grated

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds - 2tsp
Cumin seeds - 2tsp
Curry leaves - 10-12
Asafoetida/ hing - ½tsp
Pindi Miriyam (Andhra Style Vegetable Stew with Peppercorns)
  • Pressure cook toor dal until very soft and mushy. Churn well and set aside. 
  • Boil the vegetables in little water with turmeric until tender. Alternatively microwave the veggies until tender with water. Set aside along with the water.
  • Make Masala Paste: Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan and add urad dal. As the dal turns golden, lower the heat and add the remaining ingredients for the paste except for the coconut. Roast for 2-3 minutes. Finally add the coconut and cook for a minute. Cool slightly and grind to a smooth paste, using very little water.
  • Make Pindi Miriyam: In the same, heat 1tbsp oil for tempering. Add mustard seeds and once they start to splutter, add cumin seeds. Lower the heat and add curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Add the prepared paste and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the boiled vegetables, tamarind paste, cilantro leaves and salt. Simmer for 3~5 minutes.
  • Finally stir in the cooked dal and simmer for 4~5 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Pindi Miriyam (Andhra Style Vegetable Stew with Peppercorns)

Logo courtesy : Preeti
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32.
Previously on A-Z Vegetarian Dishes of Andhra Pradesh:
A for Aava Pettina Aratikaya Kura
B for Bagara Baingan
C for Chimmiri
D for Dosakaya Pachadi
E for Erra Gummadikaya Pulusu
F for Firni
G for Gongura Pulihora
H for Haleem/ Vegetarian Haleem
I for Iguru/ Vankaya-Senagapappu Iguru
J for Jonna Pindi Kudumulu
K for Kakarakaya Podi Kura
L for Lauju/ Laskora (Kobbari Lauju)
M for Menthi kura Pappu
N for Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi
O for Onion Pachadi


  1. finger licking good!!! super delicious!!


  2. wow.. nice entry... looks awesome..

  3. wow thats a very very delicious combo and andhra style veg curry looks super delicious :) lovely presentation dear !!

  4. This is a different version than ours. Will soon try it out.

  5. Wow..this curry sounds rather the mouth is watering..

  6. It sounds so delicious and I am so much amazed with your clicks and props.

  7. potlakaya pindi miriyam kooda baguntundi.. perfectly made pindi miriyam :)

  8. This is one of my favourite dish,my aunty makes this pindimiriyam quite often whenever we visit her in Hyderabad, makes me nostalgic.

  9. the color and consistency achieved reminds me of caribbean soups - I would definitely try but minus the eggplant

  10. This is a new recipe for me. It is like dal and vegetable in one dish. Interesting.

  11. First of all, I love that bucket,Pavani :).And this is a great stew with steamed rice.

  12. Such a yummy dish..I have made it once, and enjoyed it..your pictures are so tempting..

  13. Looking so nice. With so many veggies and dhal, it looks like a nice dish to have with rice...

  14. Never tried this before, a lot of the dishes in BM are new for me.. This looks nice!

  15. We make it a little differently..But sounds very flavorful!

  16. This is such a lovely dish with so many veges and dhal...must have tasted delicious!!

  17. Such a lovely and amazing recipe... makes me hungry

  18. FIngerlicking delicious. With rice its will make a complete meal.

  19. OMG this one you remaind me my grand mother she used to make this so well.. love to enjoy this with a full bowl of hot rice mouth watering...


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