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Friday, November 28, 2008

Puliodharai

Ingredients:
1 cup Raw Rice
1 lemon size ball Tamarind
2 tsp Chana dal
1/4 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin seed
1/4 cup Peanuts
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Mustard
1 tsp urud dal
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
6 Red chilly
2 tsp oil
1 Garlic cloves, finely chopped (optional)
A pinch of Asafoetida
Few Curry leaves
Salt

Preparation:
1. Soak tamarind in water and extract thick juice out of it.
2. Pressure cook rice and Keep it aside.
3. Dry roast 4 red chilly, sesame seed and grind it to a coarse powder.
4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, chana dal, red chilies, ground powder, curry leaves, peanuts and saute for a minute.
5. Add tamarind extract, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and cook till it thickens (thick paste).
6. Add tamarind paste to the rice (according to the taste) and mix well.

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