Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tamarind rice/ Puliyodharai (Serves 4)

Tamarind rice

This is an easy recipe for the traditional tamarind rice which I came across recently. There are regional differences in the preparation of this tangy rice preparation. This can be made using left over rice and makes a  great picnic meal. So guys out there gear up with the backpack and ready set go...!!!

White Rice or basmati rice 2 cups cooked and cooled
Chana dal 1 TBSP
Urad dal 1 TBSP
Chilly powder 1 to 1 ½  tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Green chillies 2 nos, chopped
Asafetida 2 pinches
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Peanuts 2 TBSP or around 10 nos
Tamarind paste 3-4 TBSP
Oil 1 TBSP
Salt as needed

Preparation

Heat oil in a pan, and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add chana dal and urad dal. Let it become light brown in color. Now add chilly powder and turmeric powder and stir well. Next add the curry leaves followed by peanuts. Let it brown and then add green chillies and asafetida. Sauté well and add the tamarind paste (If you are using the regular tamarind soak it in the water for some time and extract the juice without any seed and pulp). Add salt and stir well for some time and wait for the mixture to boil and become thick. At this stage add the cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Make sure the rice is not getting mashed. Delicious tamarind rice is to ready to eat.

You can have this with pappad/potato chips or with yogurt.

Puliyodharai

Cheers!!!
Chitra

28 comments :

  1. Authentic and delicious recipe.. looks simply awesome !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  2. Delicious rice :) Love to have it with raw onion :)

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  3. yummy yellow rice :)
    tangy tasty.....thnX for nice recipe

    DeepthiDigvijay
    Good Food Recipes
    Coffe With Me Deepthi

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  4. Delicious and mouthwatering rice......

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  5. I love this and can eat it without anything else:):)

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  6. Absolutely love it ~ looks finger licking delicious!
    US Masala

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  7. Looks yumm! this seems the easiest version of puliyogare...thanks

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  8. i love this spicy tangy rice prep ...

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  9. Comfort food it is..looks spicy n yummy perfect puliyodharai

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  10. love this a lot...
    looks delicious dear :)

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  11. Can have this inviting tamarind rice anytime even everyday, my fav..

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  12. Hi Chitra ,thats surely is loved by most of us....I normally add some roasted and ground sesameseeds at the end...try it the next time........

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  13. wow...look at this awesome tamarind rice...Those pics say it all...hmmm...fingerlicking good...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  14. really so flavourful rice.........kothiyavunnu........

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  15. Delicious and flavorful ..........

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  16. I'm a great fan of tangy flavors and I've always wanted to try this recipe...for some reason I haven't yet got a chance :) (excuses!) Suji-de rice kandittu kodi theerunilla...! :)

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  17. deliciously done tamarind rice looks fabulous

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  18. Yum n looks just so perfect ...

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  20. My fav rice and my fav prasdam from temple..Lovely

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  21. Yum! I love tamarind rice, its one of my favorites. So delicious....

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  22. adipoli...vaayil vellam niranju...looks tremendous shyama..

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