Dec 6, 2008

Pulikaichal / Puliyodarai


Ingredients :
  • Cooked rice - 2 cups
  • Tamarind Juice(Thick) - 2 cup
  • Groundnuts - 10 
  • Cashews - 5 to 6
  • Chilli Powder (see below for preparing it)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp. 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil (Preferred Gingely Oil)
For Tempering :
  • Dried red chili - 2
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
  • Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp.
  • Urid dhall - 1/4 tsp. 
  • Channa Dhall - 1/4 tsp.
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp.
  • Curry leaves - 1 string
Ingredients & Method for preparing Chilli Powder :
  • Dried Red Chili - 15 
  • Whole Urad dhall - 2 tbsp.
  • Chana dhal - 1 tbsp. 
  • Toor Dhal - 1 tbsp. 
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp.
  • Ellu (Black) - 1/4 cup or 
  • Jaggery - little
  • Dhaniya seeds - 1 tbsp. 

Heat Kadai and roast all the above ingredients one by one...and
grind it into fine powder.. if using jaggery skip it .


Method for preparing Puliyodarai mix :

                 Heat a big Kadai and add oil,once it gets hot add the tempering ingredients and then add groundnuts, cashews and fry for few seconds. Now add the Tamarind juice ,salt,turmeric powder,hing and allow it to boil well then add chili powder (grounded) and cook it well till it gets thicker ...

Keep stirring it often and be very careful try to keep the flame in medium as it splutters a lot if possible make it in deep vessel like cooker or big kadai. U can store it for few days..on day 1 it will it be bit spicy . so take little paste and mix it to the rice. 
once it is ready,  u can mix it well with the cooked rice ..and best combination is potato curry ,chips,appalam..



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