Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu

Sweet Potato Pulusu, also known as Sakkaraivalli Kulambu or Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu, is a traditional dish from Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a spicy stew made with sweet potatoes, tamarind, and a variety of spices. It is typically served with steamed rice and is a popular dish in Andhra Pradesh. The sweet potatoes are cooked in a tamarind based sauce which gives it a tangy taste, and a mix of spices like chili powder and coriander powder that gives it a spicy taste.


  • 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup tamarind paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. In a pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and asafoetida. Once they splutter, add the dry red chilies.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Add the tamarind paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the stew simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
  6. Stir in the chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve the stew with steamed rice.

Note: You can adjust the level of spice according to your preference.

Enjoy your Sweet Potato Pulusu | Sakkaraivalli Kulambu | Spicy Chilakadadumpla pulusu






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