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Puliogare

Ingredients:

  •  Cooked Raw Rice – 2 cups
  • Tamarind –  Lemon Size (make it a paste with little water)
  • Mustard Seeds- ½ tsp
  • Hing- a pinch
  • Urid dal- 1tsp
  • Channa Dal- 1 tbsp
  • Dried Red Chillies – 2-3 nos
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 5 tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 strand
  • Peanuts- 3 tbsp( Skin removed and roasted)

 

For the Powder

 

  • Channa Dal – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Urid dal – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Dried Red Chillies – 4 nos
  • Fenugreek Seeds- ½ tsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Dry coconut – 3-4 tbsp

In a pan fry all the above seeds for 2 mins. Let it cool. Make the powder in a mixer and keep it ready.

For preparing tamarind extract

Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cups of water for 10 mins. And squeeze out the extract from the tamarind and keep aside. Do not add too much water, let the consistency be thick.

 

Method:

  1. In a pan, heat the oil, add mustard seeds, urid dal and red chilli flakes, let is splutter. Now add channa dal, curry leaves, turmeric powder and hing.
  2. Now add the tamarind extract, powder and allow it to boil for 10-15mins.Add salt.
  3. When oil begins to separate and you get thick consistency. Switch off the stove.
  4. Take the cooked rice spread it in a wide bowl; allow it to cool. Add little gingelly oil to the rice
  5. Add the pulikaichal paste to it. Mix without breaking the rice, spread the paste evenly throughout the rice. If salt is required you can add to it.
  6. Garnish with roasted peanut. Puliyotharai is ready to serve.

P.s: When you prepare for nivedyam use only raw rice. Otherwise you can use rice of your preference.

 

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