Tamarind rice

              Tamarind is a popular rice recipe of the south India. There are so many versions like Kovil puliodhare, karnataka style puliogare which includes coconut, Iyer style, Iyengar style etc., Here I am going to make Iyer style puliodhare. To make this, we will be making gojju or puliodhare paste and then will mix it with rice.

INGREDIENTS

                                                                     Tamarind- lemon size

           Turmeric powder- A pinch

           Salt- As required

For grinding

           Channa dhal- 2 tbsp

           Coriander seeds-2tbsp

          Fenugreekseeds- 1 tsp

Red chilli – 4

          Sesame-1 tbsp

For Seasoning

            Mustard- 1 tsp

             Channa dhal-1 tsp

            Urad dhal-1 tsp

            Peanuts-4 tbsp

Red chilli – 2

            Curry leaves- few

  • Add some water to the tamarind and extract juice from it.
  • In a kadai, add gingelly oil and crack mustard seeds. Once they crack, add channa dhal, urad dhal and saute till brown.

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  • Then add peanuts and saute till golden brown.
  • Finally add curry leaves and tamarind juice.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.

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  • Allow it to boil.
  • Once they start to boil, add the ground items ans mix well
  • without forming lumps.

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  • Cook in low flame for two minutes and turn off the stove.
  • Mix it with rice and serve with chips or vadam.

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