Puliyodharai (Tamarind Rice)

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Puliyodharai


Recipe Courtesy: Janaki (my granny)
Photo Courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (My Parents)
reposted for Chaitra's event


This is a simple dish, provided you have the pulikachal + puliyodharai podi (Puliyodharai paste) ready at home. It is all about seasoning rice and adding the paste to it.. Lets have a look at it from the scratch... (thnx olly) This is the famous Iyengar Puliyodharai recipe.

Pulikaichal (the tamarind extract) :


Soak 1 hanful sized tamarind in water and extract the juice.. Pour lots of gingely oil (say about one ladleful). Add 3-4 tsp mustard seeds, 2-3 tsp channa dal, 5-6 red chillies, hing (3-4 dashes). Add the tamarind juice, salt. Allow it to boil. When most of the water has evaporated and it is almost thick, add 1/4 tsp methi powder. Continue to simmer till it is a thick paste. Keep refrigerated.

Puliyodharai podi (the powder):

1 cup dhaniya seeds
1/4 cup channa dal
1 sp toor dal
1 tsp til seeds (Ellu)
1 tsp methi
4 red chillies

Saute the above ingredients with 1 tsp oil and grind to a coarse powder. Keep in an air tight container. You can either mix equal proportions of podi and pulikachal to make the pulikachal paste or just store them separately for longer shelf life.

To make Puliyodharai:

1/2 cup rice
1 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp channa dal
1/2 tsp cashews
1 tsp peanuts/ groundnuts
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt
1 sprig curry leaves

Cook rice with enough salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric. Make sure that the rice is grainy. I prefer the use of raw rice with water in the ratio 1:2. Add oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, channa dal, curry leaves, peanuts, cashews. Add this seasoning to the cooked rice. Add 1 tbsp of pulikachal paste (podi + pulikachal). Mix evenly. check if the rice requires more paste and add accordingly to suit your taste.

Tip: Adding a pinch of jaggery powder while mixing enhances the puliyodharai taste (ofcourse it is optional).

Serve puliyodharai with Avial or cucumber pachadi/raita and vathal/vadam...







This recipe goes to Rice Feast hosted by Chaitra of Aathidhyam

36 comments:

Pari said...

Yummy and tangy puliyodharai.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!yummy:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

I love this kind of rice..very yummyy...looks something like a tamarind rice. Are these tangy ???

kittymatti said...

thnx guys
Yes A2z, it is tamarind rice, just added the eng name..

Ann said...

Puliyodhari is my fav too...slurp !!

LG said...

slurrp..I love to eat tamarind rice anytime :) looks sooo very tempting in the picture

Pavithra said...

He he tamarind rice is looking so good with presentation dear..All time fav

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Renu said...

one of my favorite rice...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

so authentic..naakooruthu

Priti said...

Looks delicious and nice spread..

Nandini said...

Puliyotharai is awesome! One of my Fav rice...Nice face on the rice :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy puliyothirai..nice photo

Padma said...

Looks so yummy Preethi... no need for the rice... just pass the gojju , I can have that itself... :)

Vrinda said...

Puliodhari looks super yum,thanx for the puliodharai podi recipe,will giv it a try...

Ann said...

Yumm Yumm Travel time food!

kittymatti said...

thank u so much guys!

*sangi* said...

Superb presentation dear!
So tempting...will giv it a try...

Ramya said...

Puliyodaradi looks super duper yumm!!!!U make me crave for pulisadham now..Not fair!!!!

Anu said...

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BestHangout said...

ha ha puli face in image. kreative blog award effect. kalakuu machiiiiiiiiiiii

Shri said...

This reminds me of the tasty Temple Pulihora:D

Priya said...

Wow Dear, am drooling over the plate, sooo yumm!

Uma said...

looks so yummy!! First time here. YOu have a lovely blog :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this was d main item which i get in my hostel days of coimbatore... yummy n delicious rice.. :)

Jyoti said...

Looks yummy...love the picture!

Vibaas said...

looks yum! i can have puliyodarai every day and not get bored at all :)

Varunavi said...

Yummy,i made this on last friday

Parita said...

Looks so tasty!

Priya said...

puliyodharai is templting..i think this is the best recipe to make puliyodharai

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy yummy.. who doesn't like puliyodharai?

Sweta said...

We normally make this for festivals-so it always reminds me of a festive lunch :)

filta fry said...

it looks so yummy!!! it surely is tangy...
and i like it when it is serve hot and smoking... LOL

sangeeta said...

i love this and your pic looks so good.

Divya Vikram said...

I make this often for lunchboxes. looks too good.

Chitra said...

tried out this recipe and the puliyodarai was delicious, thanks...just love your recipes...they truly taste authentic...

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