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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Puliyodarai(Tamarind Rice)


This is a variety rice which will not get spoiled fast and hence best suited for packed food. Though Brahmins are experts in making puliyodarai,the chettiars are not much behind. This Rice can be prepared both by using and not using the mix. Here I have used the mix since I feel the mix gives a good flavor. But if you are short of time then no problem, without the mix also this rice will taste excellent.

Ingredients for the mix
Coriander seeds-2 table spoons
Channa dhal-1 table spoon
Fenugreek seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies-8

In a kadai dry roast all the items in low fire for 5 to 6 minutes and grind it in the small jar of the mixie

Ingredients for the Rice
Raw rice-2 cups
Tamarind-size of a small lemon
Curry leaf-little
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Asafoteds-1/2 teaspoon
Ground nut-2 tablespoons

To season
Mustard seeds-1 teaspoon
Channa dhal-1 teaspoon
Curry leaf-little
Red chillies-2(If the mix is not used use 6 more chilies)

Method
Keep the kadai in the stove
Pour four table spoons of gingili oil
Season with items given in ‘To season’
Add the groundnut also and roast for 2 minutes
Dissolve the tamarind in ½ cup of water
Add this water into the kadai
Add the grinded mix
Add little turmeric powder,asafoteda powder and required salt(2 to 3 table spoons, Remember salt is needed for the rice too)
Keep the stove in sim and cook till oil separates
Now The Puliyodarai mix is ready
Cook the rice with little less water than usual in such a way that they do not stick to each other
Transfer the rice into a flat bottom vessel. Add 1 tablespoon oil, mix well and allow it to cool .
Once the rice cools ,little by little add the Puliyodarai mix into the rice and mix well. If there is extra mix, it can be stored for future use. It can be even kept outside. It will not get spoiled for 10 days .If refrigerated the mix will stay fresh for a longer time

11 comments:

Rupa said...

I tried making tamarind rice many times in the past generally i use the mtr mix. Today i tried it with your recipe. My husband loved it and enjoyed it and so did my 2 year old daughter.This was my first successful attempt at it in so many years. Thank you for sharing this recipe

WhyteHousieBala said...

Hello Aunty,

I'm working from home today and alone.. So, I was thinking what to cook for lunch, and seeing some recipe of urs.. tried this one.. turned out okish.. guess, I have added something less.. but, it was up to the mark.. I though I would make Puliodharai that people use to server @ Temples :)

Bala

Solai Chidambaram said...

You are right Bala.I dont claim that my puliyodharai recipe is the best.I too like the puliyodharai served in temples.Not sure of the recipe.Will find out and try.

WhyteHousieBala said...

Ahhhh... As a surprise, When my fnds came back from Office yesterday, they said, the puliodarai tasted like what people serve @ temples... great.. Yester night, my fnd bought prawns.. i thought i could make the prawn curry using ur recipe.. but, my fnd made prawn kuzhambu with it.. it was spicy and tastyy..

Selvi said...

Hi Mam I used to get scared making puliyodarai,but just followed your recipe it came out amazing and tasty.thank u so much.Pls keep giving more and more tasty recipes like this.

Selvi said...

Hi Mam I used to get scared making puliyodarai,but just followed your recipe it came out amazing and tasty.thank u so much.Pls keep giving more and more tasty recipes like this.

Thenmozhi said...

Hi achi

This is one of the recipes which I have been searching for a long time, I made this today..OMG it was yummy.I have tried your sambhar sadam, chow chow kootu, chicken dum biryani,meal maker kulambu,pepper chicken,adai,modagam and many...Of all the dum biryani ,meal maker kulambu and modagam was a big hit.Though I have all these recipes written from my mom,(I am also from chettinad) I prefer to refer your blog since it has pictures of ingredients.Thanks a ton achi..

Rajah Raj said...

hi achi

im going to try this dish but need some confirmation from u mam
when u mean "Tamarind-size of a small lemon" u mean size of a lime is it coz if size of lemon wouldn't that be a lot?

Solai Chidambaram said...

Raj,You have to take tamarind to the size of a small lemon.If you are in India I guess it will be little bigger than a gooseberry.In US lemon is big. So take it to the size of a ping pong ball.

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this dish,it turned out very well,it tastes like the one we get at temples here,the mix gives a very nice flavour to it I guess,we have tried earlier with ready made mix,didn't turn out this great,the blend and the proportion of spices of this recipe is perfect I think,thank you,
Skl

Shanthi said...

i tried this one and it came out really good.. it tastes yummy.. my kid who doesnt like puliyodharai was eating and saying that it is good.. thanks for the wonderful recipe