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Oct 6, 2008

Pulikachal and puliyodharai

Puliyodharai is often made as prasadam/offering to god in most of the temples in Tamilnadu. I remember having hot puliyodharai after some pooja in a temple in my village. It tasted just superb in the cold midnight.
I have always loved puliyodharai but never tried making on my own as I thought it was a long process. I always used the readymade MTR puliyogarai packets or the grand sweets pulikachal mix.
But recently, I tried making it and found the process so easy that now this is a regular thing in my home. I made this on fourth day of navrathri along with sundal (will be posting later) when I had some guests at home. It tasted great. So this is how I made.


Ingredients-
Tamarind- lemon size lump
Red chillies- 10
Groundnut- 2tbspn
Chana dal/bengal gram- 1tbspn
Jaggery- 1/2tbspn
Curry leaves- few
Mustard- 1tsp
turmeric powder- 1tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt- 2-3 tsp
Sesame oil- 2tsp

To grind-
 Coriander seeds- 1tbsp
Pepper- 1/2tsp
Channa dal- 1tsp
Red chillies- 6 to 7
Roast all the ingredients and grind them to a fine powder.

Rice - 2 cups
Sesame oil- 1tbsp


Method-
Roast and grind the powder as mentioned above.
Soak the tamarind in 2-3 glasses of hot water.squeeze out the pulp and discard the rest of the tamarind. It should be very watery like rasam.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry mustard seeds, groundnuts,channa dal,chillies ,asafoetida and curry leaves.
Pour tamarind water carefully. Add the turmeric powder and jaggery. Cook in low flame till it thickens.It will take 30 minutes.
Add the ground powder. Mix and allow to cook for few minutes. Stir till it forms a thick paste.
You can store it for even a week or two.

For Puliyodharai-
Cook rice in a pressure cooker. The grains should be seperate.Add a tablespoon of hot sesame oil with the pulikachal as required. Mix and serve.
Serve with curd and appalams/papad. I love this combo.

29 comments:

Ramya Bala said...

Hey Sowmya,Omg,pulikachal...The best food in the world for me is rice with pulikachal...Got to prepare n store it...Very good one...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

puliyodharai looks awesome soumya... wonderful!

Cham said...

Two days back I made it 2 :) Ur version is little different, Looks yummy!

LG said...

Yummy Puliyodarai Sowmya..it looks soo good in the picture..

Shreya said...

looks perfect, i love this :-)

Sireesha said...

Pulihora is my favorite one and it looks heavenly.....

Priya said...

WOW am a die hard fan of puliyodharai..they looks really tempting..

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious... perfect pics...

jayasree said...

Pulyodharai looks delicious. It always reminds me of travel, since it makes an ideal food to carry with.

Jayashree said...

With some papadam on the side, this is one of my favourite dishes. Homemade pulikachal is in a class of its own.

Laavanya said...

That looks perfect Sowmya.. you are so right about the yumminess of puliyodharai.

anudivya said...

Girl, that reminds me so much of the temple puliodharai! Yum

Priti said...

Looking yummy ...pics are so nice dear

ANJALI J. said...

i always love this dish.. it one of my fav.. good one

Kitchen Flavours said...

Mouth watering. Yummy and tempting.

Sangeeth said...

luv it sowmya...i do it very often!

Bhawana said...

good one :). I love puliogray thats the way I call it :)

Usha said...

Wow this looks perfect...have never tried pullikachal from scratch, have bookmarked will try soon :)

Uma said...

mmm. yummy tamarind rice! Perfect like in temples.

Divya Vikram said...

Comfort food!

Hetal said...

pulikachal looks delicious,this is a new recipe for me,will try it for sure..

kamala said...

Comes out perfect Sowmya..I can eat this at anytime

Mrs.Kannan said...

Wawwwiii....It's my all time fav..Both pulikaichal and puliyadharai lookss yummy and mouthwatering.

DEESHA said...

this one is my favorite

Purva Desai said...

I have never heard abt Pulikachal....but looks really mouth watering.....
How does it looks?? need to checkout in asian stores here

raaji said...

Nice step by step instructions....i make the paste a day before and refrigerate and use whenever i wanted.....thats a easy way.......
Happy navrathri sowmya!!!!

vandana rajesh said...

This puliodharai looks yummy. Just can't wait.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow,, to be very honest I sometimes go to the temple to get Pulihora... your look great

Roochi said...

this is a great dish... nice recipe and a the pic loooks nice

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