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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Eagle Puliyodarai Paste

How to buy Puliyohara Powder/Paste Online
Puliyodarai Paste

Puliyodarai or Puliyohara, is a speciality of the South Indian coastal state of Tamil Nadu.

[edit] Ingredients

[edit] For Puliyodarai
4 cups cooked white (add a little oil to the raw rice before cooking it. This gives rice a better texture ) rice
2 tsp Mustard seeds
3 tbsp gingely oil ("Til" oil in Hindi, "NaLEnnai" in Tamil, sesame oil)
2 tbsp split-pea
2 tbsp groundnuts (peanuts)
1/2 tsp asafoetida ("Heengh" in Hindi, "Perungayum" in Tamil)
3-4 dry red chillies
4-5 curry leaves
1.5 tbsp tamarind concentrate
1 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tbsp salt

[edit] For Garnishing Powder
1 tbsp split-pea
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2-3 Dry Red Chillies

[edit] Procedure

[edit] Garnishing Powder Preparation
Dry Roast all ingredients in a pan until deep brown (No Oil required)
Grind to a fine powder after the mix cools down.

[edit] Puliyodarai Preparation
Heat the oil in a pan.
Add groundnuts and split-peas, fry until golden brown.
Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and red-chillies (broken into pieces). Wait till the mustard seeds splutter and remove pan from stove.
Mix rice, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind concentrate.
Add the garnishing powder, Curry leaves and mix well.

[edit] Notes, tips, and variations
Serve with Yogurt/Curd
Garnishing powder can be prepared ahead of time and can be stored for up to 2 months (no refrigeration needed)
vary amount of salt/spices as needed.
1 TSP Sesame can be powdered and added for more taste
Pinch of Jaggery can be added

Puliyodhara is a sour tamarind rice very popular in south India. It has different names in different regions like Pulihora in Andhra Pradesh, Puliyodhara in Tamil Nadu, Puliyogare in Karnataka. This is also a very famous temple food distributed to the devotees as prasadam.

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